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Sunday, April 27, 2003

Definitions for outré

  1. Unconventional; eccentric; bizarre.

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Citations for outré
This seven-year-old house of outré culture is the kind of place you can shop for a sculpture made out of working flamethrowers, videocassettes of underground movies, computer-generated art or a cute robot David Sturm, Washington Post
The area is tamer than in its bohemian heyday, but the outré spirit survives. Brian C. Mooney and Rosemary Lappin, Boston Globe
Origin of outré
Outré comes from French, from the past participle of outer, "to exaggerate, to go beyond," from Latin ultra, "beyond."