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standout

[stand-out] /ˈstændˌaʊt/
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
1895-1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out
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Word Origin and History for stand-out

standout

n.

also stand-out, 1898, "a strike by workers," from stand (v.) + out. Meaning "one who is eminent" is from 1928; as an adjective in this sense from 1932.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for stand-out

stand-out

noun

A person or thing that is extraordinary, usually uncommonly good or talented; an outstanding person or thing: Her performance of Amanda is the stand-out of the season (1928+)


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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