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outie Line breaks: outie
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊti/

Definition of outie in English:

noun (plural outies)

1South African A homeless person: a hardened outie becomes resigned to sleeping in shop doorways
More example sentences
  • It is not easy to survive on Johannesburg streets this time of year. And our own 'outies' realise that, while it is lekker in summer, it is not nice to sleep on the beach in wintertime.
  • 'If I can rehabilitate just one out of 50 "outies" I will be happy,’ he said.
  • They insist they are not hobos; rather they prefer to be called outies.
2 (also outy) A convex navel: her belly button is clearly an outie
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  • To surgically alter the navel, Dr. Nadler recommends opening the stalk which forms the "outie" to remove the hard tissue inside.
  • It's just that my belly button was born as an innie and has no business becoming an outie, at least not without my express permission.
  • An "outie" is a result of a remaining umbilical cord that maintains some of its blood supply after being cut.


1970s: from out + -ie.

Words that rhyme with outie

doughty, pouty, snouty
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