One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who dissociates himself or herself from an organization.
- ‘Significantly, the come-outers and angry theologian/pastors were nowhere to be seen, and no one seems to have missed them!’
- ‘In New York his society was composed of free elements altogether, come-outers, reformers, radicals of every description.’
- ‘We come-outers are going to vote No anyway.’
- ‘It's not just words that trigger strong negative responses in come-outers.’
- ‘Whether black or white, churchgoing or come-outer, radical or conservative, members found temporary unity in a common cause and the bonds of womanhood.’
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