Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of spending or disbursing money
  2. (noun, possession) money paid out; an amount spent

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Outlay

  1. "act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending," 1798, originally Scottish, from out + lay (v.). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Outlay

o'toole, oddly, othello, otto loewi, outlaw

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