out·​dress ˌau̇t-ˈdres How to pronounce outdress (audio)
outdressed; outdressing; outdresses

transitive verb

: to dress in more fashionable, formal, or extravagant clothing than
"Please do not outdress the hosts who will be barefoot, or in flip-flops at best," [Christine Sterling] responds.Joyce Lafray
… [Ted] Manderfeld hams it up as Elton John with a pink feather boa, sequined suits and sparkling, star-shaped glasses. "You can't outdress Elton," Manderfeld said …Adam Hammer

Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outdress was in 1786

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“Outdress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdress. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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