Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Passing the bounds of what is usual and proper, or conventionally correct; extravagantly odd or peculiar; fantastically or preposterously exaggerated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Out of the common course or limits; extravagant{2}; bizarre; outlandish{2}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Very unconventional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, defeated, past participle of outrer, to pass someone, from outre, beyond, from Latin ultrā; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French outré, form of outrer ("to go to excess"); see also outre ("beyond").

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  • Conspicuously unconventional, eccentric, or bizarre. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008