Definition of outen in English:

outen

verb

Regional, US
  • 1with object To extinguish, put out, erase.

  • 2with object To come out with, utter.

adjective

British Regional, United States Regional
  • Coming from outside, foreign, alien. Now English regional (Lincolnshire).

preposition

British Regional, United States Regional
  • Regional (Scottish, English regional (northern), and United States regional (chiefly southern)). Out of; out from.

Origin

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].

Pronunciation

outen

/ˈaʊtn/