or print-out

[ print-out ]
See synonyms for printout on
  1. output produced by a printer, generally on continuous sheets of paper.

Origin of printout

First recorded in 1950–55; noun use of verb phrase print out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use printout in a sentence

  • Of course no one answered, and, as Tom had taken the precaution to print out the letter, his handwriting was not recognized.

  • As he now began to print out the Latin exercise he used, in part, letters that sloped forward, and others that sloped backward.

  • After a minute I went and pressed the print out flat upon the table, on which my fathers arm was leaning.

British Dictionary definitions for print out

print out

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. (of a computer output device, such as a line printer) to produce (printed information)

nounprint-out, printout
  1. such printed information

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Other Idioms and Phrases with printout


Write by drawing letters as opposed to cursive writing, as in Please print out your name above your signature.

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