outen

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English outen, uten, from Old English ūtan (from outside, on the outside, without), from Proto-Germanic *ūtô, *ūtą (outside), from Proto-Indo-European *ūd- (up, over). Cognate with Middle Low German ūten (out, forth), German außen (outside, out), Swedish utan (without, free from). More at out.

Preposition[edit]

outen

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Out; out of; out from.
    • 1914, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Mucker[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      so if any of you ginks are me frien's yeh better keep outen here so's yeh won't get hurted.

Adjective[edit]

outen (comparative more outen, superlative most outen)

  1. (chiefly dialectal) Being from without; strange; foreign; fremd; peculiar.
    an outen man
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From out +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

outen (third-person singular simple present outens, present participle outening, simple past and past participle outened)

  1. (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To put out; extinguish.
    outen the light

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English to out.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

outen (third-person singular simple present outet, past tense outete, past participle geoutet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (LGBT) to out (reveal (a person) to be secretly homosexual)
    Meine Schwester hat mich bei meinen Eltern geoutet!
    My sister outed me to my parents!
  2. (reflexive, LGBT) to come out of the closet, come out
    Wann hast du dich geoutet?
    When did you come out?

Conjugation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

outen

  1. inflected form of out

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