right-side out

[ rahyt-sahyd ]


  1. with the correct side facing outward:

    turn the socks right-side out.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of right-side out1

First recorded in 1820–30

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Idioms and Phrases

Turned correctly, with the outer side on the outside, as opposed to inside out , def. 1. For example, I turned the sweater right-side out before putting it on .

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Example Sentences

When this is done, turn the meat and skin back again, so that they will be right side out.

Fold a seven-inch piece of ribbon (one and one-quarter inches wide) in half with the right side out.

Maybe he can fish up your eyes again, and stick them in right side out.

Stitch it neatly together around three sides, turn it right side out and fill it with cotton or wool wadding.

The bag is then stitched up the sides and around the bottom on the wrong side and turned right side out.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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