- a trial or practice session in athletics, as in running, boxing, or football.
- a structured regime of physical exercise: She goes to the gym for a workout twice a week.
- any trial or practice session.
- an act or instance of working something out.
Origin of workout
First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase work out
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I'll let it leak out that I'm only sending Zanzibar for a workout and to see whether he's improved any over last season.
Word Origin and History for workout
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