Definitions for outingˈaʊ tɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•ingˈaʊ tɪŋ(n.)

  1. a pleasure trip, picnic, or the like.

  2. a public appearance, as by a participant in an athletic contest.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. the intentional exposure of a secret homosexual, esp. a public figure.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay(noun)

    a journey taken for pleasure

    "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"

  2. field day, outing, picnic(noun)

    a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outing(noun)ˈaʊ tɪŋ

    a short trip or activity away from home

    a family on an outing to the beach


  1. outing(Noun)

    A pleasure trip or excursion.

  2. outing(Noun)

    The practice of publicly revealing that a person is homosexual without that person's consent.

  3. outing(Noun)

    An appearance to perform in public, for example in a drama, film, on a musical album, as a sports contestant etc.


  1. Outing

    Outing is the act of disclosing a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person's sexual orientation or gender identity without that person's consent. Outing gives rise to issues of privacy, choice, hypocrisy, and harm in addition to sparking debate on what constitutes common good in efforts to combat homophobia and heterosexism. A publicized outing targets prominent figures in a society, for example well-known politicians, accomplished athletes or popular artists. Opponents to LGBT rights movements as well as activists within LGBT communities have used this type of outing as a controversial political campaign or tactic. In an attempt to thwart or pre-empt being outed, LGBT public figures may decide to come out publicly first. The term "outing" can also be used to refer to the disclosure of other kinds of information that might be considered private, such as minority religious beliefs, for example being revealed as atheist in a strongly Christian community. In the culture of hacktivism, the practice of outing private information is called doxing.

Translations for outing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually short trip, made for pleasure

an outing to the seaside.

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