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come-outer

[kuhm-ou-ter] /ˌkʌmˈaʊ tər/
noun, Informal.
1.
an outspoken or very active supporter of a cause, especially a reformer or a social activist.
Origin of come-outer
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; come out + -er1
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  • All I can think is that she come to realize what it might mean to him, the minister, if he married a come-outer.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He's a dear good soul as ever was, but he is the narrowest kind of come-outer.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was still pastor of the Regular church and she was a come-outer.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The come-outer chapel was as bare inside, almost, as it was without.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Which was tolerable radical for a come-outer to say, seems to me.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If she were not a come-outer, he could meet her occasionally and they might become friends.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And—as you might expect from that kind of a man—he was more down on tobacco than the come-outer parson himself.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • At the come-outer chapel the testifying and singing were in full blast.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There were nine chances out of ten that whoever found it would recognize it as belonging to the old "come-outer."

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Let her holler; 'twill do her good and keep her in practice for come-outer meetin'.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln

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