the main purpose of having automobiles, that involves using the brakes of the car to hold it still while the driven wheels turn at high speed to produce copious smoke and also cause the car to exhibit handling characteristics such as a sliding rear end which make driving it very fun
by ahpeeyem August 22, 2003
A person who frequently engages in hilarous, unususal, dangerous or heatbag activities with total disregard for the public's or his/her own safety/well being. People usually act like burnouts to show off when there are many people especially peers watching.
Everyone called the underage drinker, Dave a burnout when he smashed a beer bottle off the windshield of a passing cop car.
by lance penney September 06, 2006