out-Herod

verb
out-Her·​od | \ ˌau̇t-ˈher-əd How to pronounce out-Herod (audio) \
out-Heroded; out-Heroding; out-Herods

Definition of out-Herod

transitive verb

: to exceed in violence or extravagance usually used in the phrase out-Herod Herod

First Known Use of out-Herod

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for out-Herod

out- + Herod the Great, depicted in medieval mystery plays as a blustering tyrant

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The first known use of out-Herod was in 1604

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“Out-Herod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-Herod. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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