outsize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From out- +‎ size.

Noun[edit]

outsize ‎(plural outsizes)

  1. an unusually large garment size

Synonyms[edit]

  • (initialism) OS

Adjective[edit]

outsize ‎(not comparable)

  1. of an unusually large size [from the later 19th c.]
    • 1958, P. G. Wodehouse, The Fat of the Land, in 'A Few Quick Ones', Everyman, London: 2009, p 11.
      ...the contents of the kitty amounted to well over a hundred pounds. And it was generally recognized that this impressive sum must inevitably go to the lucky stiff who drew the name of Lord Blicester, for while all the starters were portly, having long let their waist-lines go, not one of them could be considered in the class of Freddie's outsize uncle.

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

outsize ‎(third-person singular simple present outsizes, present participle outsizing, simple past and past participle outsized)

  1. to exceed in size
    • 2005, Los Angeles Times headline, September 25, 2005 [1],
      Mega-ship to outsize seas' reigning Queen.