outsider

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English[edit]

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outside +‎ -er

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outsider (plural outsiders)

  1. One who is not part of a community or organization.
    While the initiated easily understand the symbols, they are wholly inaccessible to outsiders.
  2. A newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.
    Seeing the mess professional politicians have made of things is it any wonder the electorate is beginning to prefer outsiders.
  3. A competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot
    Johnny was an outsider at this years karate tournament, but he still managed to win second place out of sheer determination.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English outsider.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈau̯tsajdr̩]
  • Hyphenation: out‧si‧der

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outsider m anim

  1. Outsider, one who is not part of a community or organization. [since 20th c.]
    • 2017, Hanuš Karlach, Bojovník ve Vatikánu: Papež František a jeho odvážná cesta[1], Praha: Grada Publishing, translation of Der Kämpfer im Vatikan. Papst Franziskus und sein mutiger Weg by Andreas Englisch, →ISBN, page 8:
      Neměl nejmenší vyhlídku na úřad papeže – a právě to si jeho stoupenci tak považovali. Chtěli nějakého outsidera, absolutního outsidera, []
      He had not the slightest chance to hold the papal office – and that was the fact that his supporters valued so much. They wanted an outsider, absolute outsider, []
  2. Outsider, a competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning
    • 2006, Luboš Jeřábek, Fotbal – velký lexikon[2], Praha: Grada Publishing, translation of original by Bernd Rohr and Günter Simon, →ISBN, page 304:
      Vítězství outsiderů nejsou ve fotbale vzácná []
      Victories of outsiders are not rare in football []

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  • outsider in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • outsider in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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outsider m (plural outsiders)

  1. long shot, dark horse, outsider

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