transitive verb

archaic : to make fun of : ridicule
his apprehensions of being outlaughedBenjamin Franklin
[out- + laugh] : to outdo in laughing
though usually solemn, he outlaughed all the others at the play

intransitive verb

: to laugh out loud
in deep derision outlaughs the foemanAlice Furlong

Word History


Middle English outlaughen, from out + laughen to laugh

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“Outlaugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlaugh. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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