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outré

[ oo-trey ]
/ uˈtreɪ /
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adjective
passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.
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Origin of outré

First recorded in 1715–25; from French, past participle of outrer “to push beyond bounds” (see outrage)
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British Dictionary definitions for outré

outré
/ (ˈuːtreɪ) /

adjective
deviating from what is usual or proper

Word Origin for outré

C18: from French past participle of outrer to pass beyond
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