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  1. something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
  2. someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.
  1. outstanding; superior.

Origin of standout

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for standout

also stand-out, 1898, "a strike by workers," from stand (v.) + out. Meaning "one who is eminent" is from 1928; as an adjective in this sense from 1932.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper