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EtymologyEdit

Außenseite +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯sənˌzaɪ̯tɐ/
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NounEdit

Außenseiter m (genitive Außenseiters, plural Außenseiter, female Außenseiterin)

  1. outsider (who is not part of a particular group)
  2. loner, outsider (who is socially awkward)
  3. (sports) outsider, underdog (who has little chance of winning)

Usage notesEdit

  • In sports contexts, English “outsider” is sometimes used to mean a contestant who is not among the general favourites but is given a good chance of winning by some of the experts. German Außenseiter is not used in this sense; the correct word would be Geheimfavorit.

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