by BlackDuringSummer January 23, 2012
According to Aileen Ward's biography of John Keats (English poet (1795-1821), who took an interest in English slang of the day, "hanging out" connoted "stopping at a tavern," i.e. spending time drinking, which fully comports with the modern sense of the slang expression. This indicates that the phrase was current in London in 1816 at the latest!
"Hey, Keats, man: Byron and some of the other poetic dudes are planning to hang out at Jack Straws before we go to sup. Like to join us?"
by Prince Andrey July 14, 2009
Adolescent practice of spending aimless unstructured time together with someone else, often until both people get bored enough to have sex and go their separate ways. Often confused with dating.
by butterybunny August 08, 2014
by Ryan Mueller September 20, 2008
Hanging out is when a person is spending time with one or more individuals. The people who are hanging out don't necessarily have plans or activities to perform. It is simply the act of being together for the purpose of socializing.
by Benr.a November 20, 2014
by Stroll August 30, 2004
by pickels802 January 25, 2011