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outsize

[out-sahyz] /ˈaʊtˌsaɪz/
noun
1.
an uncommon or irregular size, especially one larger than average.
2.
a garment of such a size.
adjective
3.
Also, outsized. being unusually or abnormally large, heavy, extensive, etc.:
a rack of outsize dresses; an outsize puppy; pampering an outsize ego.
Origin of outsize
1835-1845
1835-45; out- + size1
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  • He nodded again, taking off his glasses and polishing them on an outsize white handkerchief.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • But, compared to the outsize Syracusan, it looked like a Baby Gouda.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • Joe Kivelson is just an outsize edition of his son, with a blond beard that's had thirty-five years' more growth.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • It carried an outsize ultrasonic generator and a device for directing the beam into the planet.

    Student Body Floyd L. Wallace
  • But one of her stockings was outsize—run clear up her thigh—and she had two big white spots on her ribs on the nigh side.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
British Dictionary definitions for outsize

outsize

/ˈaʊtˌsaɪz/
adjective
1.
Also outsized. very large or larger than normal: outsize tomatoes
noun
2.
something outsize, such as a garment or person
3.
(modifier) relating to or dealing in outsize clothes: an outsize shop
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