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outing

[ou-ting] /ˈaʊ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
a pleasure trip, excursion, picnic, or the like:
the annual outing for the senior class.
2.
a public appearance, as by a participant in an athletic contest or event:
The new player scored spectacularly in his second outing with the team.
3.
the intentional exposure of a secret homosexual, especially a prominent figure.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see out, -ing1
Synonyms
1. jaunt.
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British Dictionary definitions for outings

outing

/ˈaʊtɪŋ/
noun
1.
a short outward and return journey; trip; excursion
2.
(informal) the naming by homosexuals of other prominent homosexuals, often against their will
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Word Origin and History for outings
outing
"airing, excursion, pleasure trip," 1821, from out. Earlier (c.1440) it meant "an act of putting out."
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Slang definitions & phrases for outings

outing

noun
  1. A particular game or performance: Eldred rebounds from his lone poor outing (1980s+ Sports)
  2. (also outage) The exposure of someone as homosexual (late 1980s+)

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