Definition of walking out in English:

walking out


  • 1The action of walking outside for recreation or exercise; specifically walking outside with a person of the opposite sex as a prelude to courting.

  • 2The action of leaving a room, establishment, gathering, job, etc., sometimes as an act of protest.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From walking + out. In some uses after to walk out.


walking out

/ˌwɔːkɪŋ ˈaʊt/