Definition of outie in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊti

noun (plural outies)

  • 1South African A homeless person: a hardened outie becomes resigned to sleeping in shop doorways
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    • Jo'burg's 'outies' are reluctantly having to change their travel plans. Their outlawing by the Durban City Council means that few of these self-styled 'gentlemen of the road' will be making their annual trek to Durban.
    • They insist they are not hobos; rather they prefer to be called outies.
    • 'If I can rehabilitate just one out of 50 "outies" I will be happy,’ he said.
  • 2 (also outy) A convex navel: her belly button is clearly an outie
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    • Bellybuttons can generally be divided into innies and outies.
    • Daisy's cord fell off - and it looks like she hasn't got an outy.
    • Umbilicoplasty turns that "outy" inwards.


1970s: from out + -ie.

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