utmost etymology

English word utmost comes from English -most, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ut (Out.)

Detailed word origin of utmost

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-most English (eng) Furthest; -est; used to form superlatives of certain adjectives, especially directional and inherently-comparative ones.
ut Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Out.
utmost English (eng) Situated at the most distant limit; farthest.. The most extreme; ultimate; greatest. Maximum; greatest possible amount or quantity.