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[hang-out] /ˈhæŋˌaʊt/
noun, Informal.
a place where a person frequently visits, especially for socializing or recreation.
Origin of hangout
1850-55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase hang out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hangout
  • It could have been more of that predation or shared hangout that let the two louse lineages reunite.
  • The owner of the teenage hangout finally had to unplug the jukebox because it got to be too much for some people.
  • The new and improve pea arbor makes a shady hangout for the chickens.
  • Have it with the ribs in this old mansion-turned-skiers'-hangout and inn.
  • Beware, it's a college hangout and the atmosphere definitely reflects that, but it's fun and the food is good.
  • The area under the tree was known as a hangout for white students.
  • They also hangout at senior community center playing pool.
  • You'll spend money on wine and cheese and enjoy some hangout time with friends.
  • Our laundry room was sort of a social hangout for the moms in the building.
  • The restaurant is a popular hangout for surfers in the evenings where they go to watch satellite television or enjoy videos.
Slang definitions & phrases for hangout

hangout 1

  1. A place for loitering, loafing, and passing time, esp with congenial companions: a grad student hangout on Mirandola Lane/ a gay hangout (1893+)
  2. One's home; digs (1920s+)

hangout 2


Complete disclosure; total openness: a ''modified limited hang-out,'' meaning a response that would satisfy Watergate investigators while disclosing as little as possible (1960s+)

Related Terms

go the hang-out road

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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