outsider outsider  /aʊt ˈsaɪ dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
  2. (n) a contestant (human or animal) not considered to have a good chance to win

Usage(s):

  1. The exiting Alaska governor's outsider politics take her on the road less traveled.
  2. Obama was a cultural outsider.
  3. From PTI's Amy Sullivan: One more semi-related note on Rahm: Obamas victory on Tuesday night means the streak of outsider campaigns beating insider campaigns continues.

News

  1. 'Family Guy' Plays the Grossest Moment in 'Girls' for Laughs

    Here's another reason to be mad at Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane's show Family Guy decided to campaign for the Emmys by spoofing Girls and making light out of one of that show's most controversial scenes in order to make a point about Family Guy's outsider status. 
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Why is hiring a fire chief so hard?

    If you can stand one more letter on the fire department issue, this is from an outsider. The Grand Island city government is not making a good name for itself to those who live in other communities. The actions of the mayor and the city administrator are beyond flaky; they’re unethical. Throwing money away for consultant studies that don’t suggest anything new is bad enough, but suspending an ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  3. Sen. Rand Paul's Lonely Crusade Against NSA Spying

    Rand Paul's opposition to the NSA surveillance program helps solidify his outsider status.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "John Hughes wrote some of the great outsider characters of all time," says Apatow, the writer-director-producer whose new film, "Drillbit Taylor," is loosely based on an old Hughes story idea. "It's pretty ridiculous to hear people talk...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Judd Apatow Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "It's going to have made three young girls a big star. Three fat girls. That's even greater," Waters said. "I've had good luck with fat girls. Just call me Jack Sprat. ......" "I always thought a big girl, every outsider could identify...
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: John Waters Source: Starpulse.com (blog)

  3. "I think because I am a Washington outsider that opponents are going to be looking for a whole lot of things that they can criticize and they can kind of beat the candidate here who chose me as his partner to kinda tear down the ticket," Palin...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: ABC News

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