out·​man ˌau̇t-ˈman How to pronounce outman (audio)
outmanned; outmanning

transitive verb

: outnumber
… for the moment the Allies are outmanned, and will be until another million Americans reach France.Newell Dwight Hillis

Examples of outman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The eastern port city was devastated and captured by Russian forces last year after more than two months of stiff resistance by outmanned and outgunned Ukrainian forces, turning Mariupol into a worldwide symbol of Ukrainian defiance. Hanna Arhirova, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Apr. 2023 Mariupol became a worldwide symbol of resistance after outgunned and outmanned Ukrainian forces held out in a steel mill there for nearly three months before Moscow finally took control of it in May. Karl Ritter, Chicago Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023 Berlin’s last-ditch defenders, including Waffen-SS units and civilians of the Volkssturm, a people’s militia made up largely of boys and old men, were outmanned and outgunned. National Geographic, 7 May 2020 The Suns were outmanned inside guarding Towns, but held their own in part because Towns didn't make a full-time commitment to play in the paint. Duane Rankin, azcentral, 23 Nov. 2019 The bungled operation in Culiacán offered vivid proof that in parts of Mexico, the government can be outmanned, outgunned and outsmarted by drug cartels. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2019 With two freshmen and a sophomore in the starting lineup, the Patriots were outmanned by the more aggressive and experienced Huskies. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, 5 July 2019 But the Allied troops were outmanned and outgunned by their German enemy. Deutsche Welle, 21 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outman was in 1694

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“Outman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outman. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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