outsize

[ out-sahyz ]
/ ˈaʊtˌsaɪz /
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noun

an uncommon or irregular size, especially one larger than average.
a garment of such a size.

adjective

Also out·sized. being unusually or abnormally large, heavy, extensive, etc.: a rack of outsize dresses; an outsize puppy; pampering an outsize ego.

Nearby words

  1. outsider,
  2. outsider art,
  3. outsight,
  4. outsing,
  5. outsit,
  6. outsized,
  7. outskirt,
  8. outskirts,
  9. outsleep,
  10. outsmart

Origin of outsize

First recorded in 1835–45; out- + size1

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British Dictionary definitions for outsized

outsize

/ (ˈaʊtˌsaɪz) /

adjective

Also: outsized very large or larger than normaloutsize tomatoes

noun

something outsize, such as a garment or person
(modifier) relating to or dealing in outsize clothesan outsize shop
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Word Origin and History for outsized

outsized

adj.

"larger than average," 1880, from out (adv.) + size.

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