[ out-vahyn ]
/ ˈaʊtˌvaɪn /
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)
to engage in this practice: I enjoy the everyday walks with my friends, but when I uitwaaien I'd rather be by myself.
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Origin of uitwaaien
First recorded in 2010–15; from Dutch: literally “blow out,” equivalent to uit “out” + waaien “to blow, fan”
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