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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 standouts

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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