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gross-out

[grohs-out] /ˈgroʊsˌaʊt/
noun, Slang.
1.
something that is disgustingly offensive.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; noun use of verb phrase gross out
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Examples from the web for gross-out
  • But this gross-out factor has had the effect that this area of study is only now getting the interest it surely needs.
  • Perhaps the time has come to call a truce in the procedural gross-out arms race.
  • It has some profanity and the usual gross-out humor.
British Dictionary definitions for gross-out

gross out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to cause (a person) to feel distaste or strong dislike for (something)
noun
2.
a person or thing regarded as disgusting or objectionable
adjective
3.
disgusting, boring, or objectionable
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Slang definitions & phrases for gross-out

gross-out

modifier

: The Animal House gross-out movies are all about groups/ gross-out scenes of the Dalmatian mounting the smaller dog

noun

Something particularly disgusting; repellent trash: He attempts the ultimate gross-out: ''self-expression'' of the kind found in Greenwich Village (1960s+ Teenagers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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