[ out-vahyn ]

  1. the Dutch practice of jogging or walking into the wind, especially in the winter, for the purpose of feeling invigorated while relieving stress and boosting one’s general health: I halfheartedly gave uitwaaien a try, but now I long for windy days so I can get out there and breathe in a nice relaxing gust of good health!

verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in this practice: I enjoy the everyday walks with my friends, but when I uitwaaien I'd rather be by myself.

Origin of uitwaaien

First recorded in 2000–05; from Dutch: literally, “blow out,” equivalent to uit “out” + waaien “to blow, fan”

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