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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English outtaken (to take out), equivalent to out- +‎ take.


outtake (plural outtakes)

  1. A portion of a recording (a take) that is not included in the final version of a film or a musical album, often because it contains a mistake.
    The DVD for that movie has ten minutes worth of outtakes.
  2. A complete version of a recording or film that is dropped in favour of another version, reject.
  3. An opening for outward discharge, vent.
Coordinate termsEdit
  • (portion of a recording that contains a mistake): blooper


outtake (third-person singular simple present outtakes, present participle outtaking, simple past outtook, past participle outtaken)

  1. To take out, remove.
  2. (obsolete) To except.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter lxxiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
      it happed the kynge and launcelot stode in a wyndowe / and sawe syre Tristram ryde and Isoud / Syre sayd Launcelot yonder rydeth the fayrest lady of the world excepte youre quene Dame Gueneuer / who is that said sir Arthur / Sir sayd he / it is quene Isoud that oute taken my lady your quene she is makeles

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English outtake, outtaken, from the past participle of outtaken (to take out). See above.



  1. (archaic) except; besides.
    this is for everyone outtake my wife