outdress

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

Definition of outdress

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

First Known Use of outdress

1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Outdress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdress. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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