out·​guess ˌau̇t-ˈges How to pronounce outguess (audio)
outguessed; outguessing; outguesses

transitive verb

: to anticipate the expectations, intentions, or actions of : outwit

Examples of outguess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Fed and the Markets both appear to be trying to outguess each other. George Calhoun, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outguess was in 1867

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“Outguess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outguess. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


out·​guess (ˈ)au̇t-ˈges How to pronounce outguess (audio)
: to correctly foresee the plans, actions, or activities of

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