- 1out somebody to say publicly that somebody is homosexual, especially when they would prefer to keep the fact a secret He is the latest politician to be outed by gay activists.
- 2out somebody/something (as something) to say something publicly about somebody/something that they would prefer to keep secret The man who claimed to have found the diaries has been outed as a fraud. Their motives were outed as purely financial. Word Origin Old English ūt (adverb), ūtian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch uit and German aus.
BrE BrE//aʊt//; NAmE NAmE//aʊt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they out
BrE BrE//aʊt//; NAmE NAmE//aʊt//he / she / it outs
BrE BrE//aʊts//; NAmE NAmE//aʊts//past simple outed
BrE BrE//ˈaʊtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtɪd//past participle outed
BrE BrE//ˈaʊtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtɪd//-ing form outing
BrE BrE//ˈaʊtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtɪŋ//