tryout

[ trahy-out ]
/ ˈtraɪˌaʊt /

noun

a trial or test to ascertain fitness for some purpose.
Theater. performances of a play in preparation for an official opening, often taking place away from a major theatrical center.

Nearby words

  1. trying,
  2. trying plane,
  3. tryingly,
  4. tryke,
  5. tryma,
  6. trypaflavine,
  7. trypan blue,
  8. trypanocide,
  9. trypanosoma,
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Origin of tryout

1900–05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase try out

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Word Origin and History for tryout

tryout

n.

also try-out, by 1900, from phrase to try out "to examine, test," attested by 1785.

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