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1with object To extinguish, put out, erase.
2with object To come out with, utter.
adjectiveBritish Regional, United States Regional
Coming from outside, foreign, alien. Now English regional (Lincolnshire).
prepositionBritish Regional, United States Regional
Regional (Scottish, English regional (northern), and United States regional (chiefly southern)). Out of; out from.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Allan Pinkerton (1819–1884), private detective. From out [preposition, interjection] + -en<br>Old English (in an earlier sense). Cognate with Old Frisian ūta, Old Saxon ūtan, ūtana, Old High German ūzan, ūzana, Old Icelandic útan, Swedish uten, Danish uden, Gothic ūtana (translating ancient Greek ἔξωθεν from outside) from the Germanic base of out [preposition, interjection] + a Germanic adverbial suffix; for a parallel formation with different suffixation compare out [preposition, interjection].
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