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An Outfit with Four Wheels and a V8

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Jack from Sentinel Butte, North Dakota, observes that in his part of the country, the word outfit can have any of several meanings. Buying a new outfit doesn’t necessarily mean “buying a new set of clothes.” It could well refer to “buying a new car” or “buying a new pickup truck.” This usage reflects hundreds of years of history in the American West. An outfitter would outfit a group about to set out by supplying them with gear and transportation, and later the word outfit came to refer to the vehicle itself. This is part of a complete episode.

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