2021-02-02 03:40:55 UTC
There is a meaning of the noun "out" that I cannot find in
all dictionaries, but I do find it in the Wiktionary:
|out (plural outs)
|(dated) A trip out; an outing.
|Us London lawyers don't often get an out; and when we do,
|we like to make the most of it, you know.
|1852-53, Charles Dickens, Bleak House
. I'd say, it's not dated when when preceded by "night" or
"hike" (as in "a night out" or "a hike out") or other nouns.
For example, I find:
|Whether you're up for a hiking trail adventure, a night out
|with friends, or a relaxing ... look that is fitting for a
|lunch out with the family or a hike out in the fields.
in the Web, and the - given the context - words like
"a night out" or "a lunch out" do not sound dated.
Other quotations from the web:
|Barbie is having a cook out with all of her close friends.
|The setting to any gathering is important and a camp out
|should be no exception.
|Digital skills: planning a trip out using the internet.
Maybe it's just "an out" in isolation that's dated,
but not "a night/hike/lunch/cook/camp/trip out"?