outbluff

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

Definition of outbluff

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

First Known Use of outbluff

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Outbluff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbluff. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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