Outrageous etymology


English word outrageous comes from Late Latin *ultragium

Etymology of outrageous

Detailed word origin of outrageous

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ultragium Late Latin (LL)
oultrage Old French (fro)
outrageus Middle French (frm)
outrageus Anglo-Norman (xno)
outrageous English (en) (now, _, rare) Fierce, violent. [from 14th c.]. Shocking; exceeding conventional behaviour; provocative. [from 18th c.]. Transgressing reasonable limits; extravagant, immoderate. [from 14th c.]. Violating morality or decency; provoking indignation or affront. [from 14th c.].