Outlandish Out*land"ish, a. [AS. [=u]tlendisc foreign. See {Out}, {Land}, and {-ish}.] 1. Foreign; not native. [archaic] [1913 Webster]

Him did outlandish women cause to sin. --Neh. xiii. 26. [1913 Webster]

Its barley water and its outlandish wines. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Deviating conspicuously from common practice; strange; freakish; bizarre; rude; barbarous; uncouth; clownish; as, an outlandish dress, behavior, or speech; -- usually used in a negative sense. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Something outlandish, unearthy, or at variance with ordinary fashion. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] --{Out*land"ish*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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