Definition of outlaugh

transitive verb

1 archaic : to make fun of : ridicule his apprehensions of being outlaughed— Benjamin Franklin
2 [ 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 foeman— Alice Furlong

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History and Etymology for outlaugh

Middle English outlaughen, from out + laughen to laugh

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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