transitive verb

: to marry a person superior to (oneself)
my grandfather outmarried himself more than any man you ever sawC. E. Craddock

intransitive verb

[out entry 1 + marry] : to marry outside one's own family, race, or other grouping

Word History


out- + marry

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“Outmarry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmarry. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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