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    • [out-fit]
    • /ˈaʊtˌfɪt/
    • /ˈaʊt.fɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out-fit]
    • /ˈaʊtˌfɪt/

Definitions of outfit word

  • noun outfit an assemblage of articles that equip a person for a particular task, role, trade, etc.: an explorer's outfit. 1
  • noun outfit a set of usually matching or harmonious garments and accessories worn together; coordinated costume; ensemble: a new spring outfit. 1
  • noun outfit a set of articles for any purpose: a cooking outfit. 1
  • noun outfit a group associated in an undertaking requiring close cooperation, as a military unit. 1
  • noun outfit a business firm engaged in a particular form of commercial enterprise: a construction outfit. 1
  • noun outfit any company, party, or set. 1

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Origin of outfit

First appearance:

before 1755
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1755-65; out- + fit1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Outfit


outfit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for outfit

verb outfit

  • supply — to furnish or provide (a person, establishment, place, etc.) with what is lacking or requisite: to supply someone clothing; to supply a community with electricity.
  • furnish — to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc.
  • equip — Supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose.
  • kit out — a set or collection of tools, supplies, instructional matter, etc., for a specific purpose: a first-aid kit; a sales kit.
  • fit out — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.

noun outfit

  • clothes — Clothes are the things that people wear, such as shirts, coats, trousers, and dresses.
  • clothing — Clothing is the things that people wear.
  • getup — getup.
  • ensemble — A group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.
  • dress — an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece.

Antonyms for outfit

verb outfit

  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • take — to get into one's hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write.
  • bare — If a part of your body is bare, it is not covered by any clothing.
  • unclothe — to strip of clothes.

noun outfit

  • individual — a single human being, as distinguished from a group.

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