out·​eat ˌau̇t-ˈēt How to pronounce outeat (audio)
outate ˌau̇t-ˈāt How to pronounce outeat (audio) ; outeaten ˌau̇t-ˈē-tᵊn How to pronounce outeat (audio) ; outeating

transitive verb

: to eat more than especially in one sitting
Truthfully, the two smallest members of our family can outeat most grown men …Kimberly Crandell

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Smoliga’s calculations show that when adjusted for body mass, the world’s most competitive hot dog eaters could outeat a grizzly bear, as measured by the amount of food per unit of time. Christie Aschwanden New York Times, Star Tribune, 18 Aug. 2020 And the pandemic may further tilt the hot dog platters in Chestnut's favor, as his primary challenger -- and the only man to outeat him, Matt Stonie -- is sidelined in California as a result of travel restrictions. Jason Kurtz, CNN, 4 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outeat was in 1530

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“Outeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outeat. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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