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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English outtaken (to take out), equivalent to out- +‎ take.


outtake (plural outtakes)

  1. A portion of a recording (a take) that is not included in the final version of a film or a musical album, often because it contains a mistake.
    The DVD for that movie has ten minutes worth of outtakes.
  2. A complete version of a recording or film that is dropped in favour of another version, reject.
  3. An opening for outward discharge, vent.



outtake (third-person singular simple present outtakes, present participle outtaking, simple past outtook, past participle outtaken)

  1. To take out, remove.
  2. (obsolete) To except.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter lxxiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
      it happed the kynge and launcelot stode in a wyndowe / and sawe syre Tristram ryde and Isoud / Syre sayd Launcelot yonder rydeth the fayrest lady of the world excepte youre quene Dame Gueneuer / who is that said sir Arthur / Sir sayd he / it is quene Isoud that oute taken my lady your quene she is makeles

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English outtake, outtaken, from the past participle of outtaken (to take out). See above.



  1. (archaic) except; besides.
    this is for everyone outtake my wife