out- + Herod the Great, depicted in medieval mystery plays as a blustering tyrant
1604, in the meaning defined above
“Out-Herod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-Herod. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.
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