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 History of this Word

"out" is from "ut" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.


In this sense, "out" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"out-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "out", "outwards", "external", "exterior" or "to a greater degree" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words

Examples of how the word is used

out- illustration Here you will find a huge choice of clothing for the outdoor enthusiast.
out- illustration Newspapers outdo magazines in advertising revenues