out·​draw ˌau̇t-ˈdrȯ How to pronounce outdraw (audio)
outdrew ˌau̇t-ˈdrü How to pronounce outdraw (audio) ; outdrawn ˌau̇t-ˈdrȯn How to pronounce outdraw (audio) ; outdrawing

transitive verb

: to attract a larger audience or following than
: to draw a handgun more quickly than

Examples of outdraw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's the first time ever the women's championship outdrew the men's game. ◾ $718 per ticket: StubHub says fans have paid an average of $718 per ticket for the women's Final Four, which begins Friday night. Jim Sergent, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 Only game two of the NBA Finals (12.31 million viewers on June 9) outdrew Wheel of Fortune. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 June 2024 By 1933, the inaugural East-West All-Star Game, played at Comiskey Park in Chicago, outdrew a Cubs doubleheader across town at Wrigley Field. Bob Kendrick, Washington Post, 17 June 2024 As her college career at Iowa reached its climax, TV ratings for her NCAA Tournament games skyrocketed, beyond anything women’s basketball had seen before, and outdrawing even the men’s Final Four. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 11 May 2024 At some point this summer, the B’s could outdraw the A’s on a day when both teams are playing in Oakland. Justice Delos Santos, The Mercury News, 5 June 2024 The women’s March Madness final outdrew the men’s final match by millions of TV fans. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2024 Curb did outdraw the final season of Barry (3.4 million viewers). Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2024 That topped any women's college basketball game ever while also outdrawing viewership for every MLB, NHL, MLS and NBA game (except one) all last season. ◾ $718 per ticket: StubHub says fans have paid an average of $718 per ticket for the women's Final Four, which begins Friday night. Caitlin Clark, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outdraw was in 1890

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“Outdraw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdraw. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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