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out-and-out

[out-n-out, -nd-out] /ˈaʊt nˈaʊt, -ndˈaʊt/
adjective
1.
complete; total; thoroughgoing:
an out-and-out lie.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for out and out

out-and-out

adjective
1.
(prenominal) thoroughgoing; complete
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Slang definitions & phrases for out and out

out-and-out

adjective

Thorough; complete: an out-and-out idiot

[1813+; as an adverb, found by 1325]


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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