out·​bluff ˌau̇t-ˈbləf How to pronounce outbluff (audio)
outbluffed; outbluffing; outbluffs

transitive verb

: to outdo in bluffing : to gain an advantage over (a rival) by bluffing
When Johnson died in 1968, Lucas outbluffed the competition to become head of the outfit …Mal Vincent

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outbluff was in 1888

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“Outbluff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbluff. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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