stand-out

standout

[stand-out]
noun
1.
something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
2.
someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.
adjective
3.
outstanding; superior.
Also, stand-out.


Origin:
1895–1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out

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stand-out
"one who is conspicuous in a crowd," 1928.
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