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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [out uhv, ov pok-it]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv ˈpɒk ɪt/
    • /ˈaʊt əv ˈpɒkɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out uhv, ov pok-it]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv ˈpɒk ɪt/

Definitions of out-of-pocket word

  • adjective out-of-pocket paid out in cash or from one's own financial resources and sometimes reimbursed: My out-of-pocket travel expenses included taking business clients to dinner. 1
  • adjective out-of-pocket without funds or assets: an out-of-pocket student who stayed with us. 1
  • adjective out-of-pocket Out-of-pocket expenses are those which you pay out of your own money on behalf of someone else, and which are often paid back to you later. 0
  • phrase out-of-pocket If you are out of pocket, you have less money than you should have or than you intended, for example because you have spent too much or because of a mistake. 0
  • adjective out-of-pocket having lost money, as in a commercial enterprise 0
  • adjective out-of-pocket without money to spend 0

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Origin of out-of-pocket

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Out-of-pocket


out-of-pocket popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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