how to pronounce outlaw


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outlaw is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of outlaw in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… sex work they did outlaw racial mixing …”

meanings of outlaw


  1. A wild horse.
  2. A criminal who is excluded from normal legal rights; one who can be killed at will without legal penalty.
  3. One who would be an in-law except that the marriage-like relationship is unofficial.
  4. A prostitute who works alone, without a pimp.
  5. An in-law: a relative by marriage.
  6. A fugitive from the law.
  7. A person who operates outside established norms.


  1. To deprive of legal force.
  2. To declare illegal.
  3. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement.
  4. To place a ban upon.

outlaw frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word outlaw occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics outlaw can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that outlaw can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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