Definition of outwale in US English:

outwale

noun

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • A person or thing selected for removal or exclusion; a reject or outcast; refuse, dregs. Now usually in plural.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Siege of Jerusalem. From out- + wale. In Orkney and Shetland use probably partly from the unattested Norn cognate of Norwegian (Nynorsk) utval choice, selection from the Scandinavian base of Old Icelandic út- + the Scandinavian base of Old Icelandic val.

Pronunciation

outwale

/ˈaʊtweɪl/