outfumble

verb

out·​fum·​ble ˌau̇t-ˈfəm-bəl How to pronounce outfumble (audio)
outfumbled; outfumbling

transitive verb

: to fumble or falter more than
… the Broncos could become the most horrendous loser in Super Bowl history, going 0-5 to outfumble the 0-4 Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings. Hubert Mizell
"They would outfumble anyone at the restaurant, when it comes to paying for the lunch tab," Mr. [Norman] Flynn said jokingly. Ellen James Martin

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outfumble was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Outfumble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfumble. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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