or shout·out

[ shout-out ]

  1. Informal. a quick public expression of thanks, admiration, etc.: I’d like to give a big shout-out to my mom who’s in the audience tonight.

Origin of shout-out

First recorded in 1990–95; shout + out

Words Nearby shout-out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shout-out in a sentence

  • It made her long to shout out: "Oh, he tells me a great deal more than ever he tells you!"

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • This made me feel glad and proud—more proud, I think, than I felt when I heard the people shout out my name.

    When Buffalo Ran | George Bird Grinnell
  • Vaguely Lawrence heard a man on the deck above him shout out something, he could not distinguish what.

    Friendship and Folly | Maria Louise Pool
  • It is a night to make the timid tremble, and the bold to shout out a wild 'Halloo!'

  • "When missus bemeaned herself to shout out at me as if I'd been a sarpint," cried Clo, viciously.

    A Noble Woman | Ann S. Stephens