outbluff

verb out·bluff \ ˌau̇t-ˈbləf \

Definition of outbluff

: 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

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about outbluff


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up outbluff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!