out·​sell ˌau̇t-ˈsel How to pronounce outsell (audio)
outsold ˌau̇t-ˈsōld How to pronounce outsell (audio) ; outselling

transitive verb

archaic : to exceed in value
: to exceed in number of items sold
: to surpass in selling or salesmanship

Examples of outsell in a Sentence

Diet sodas are now beginning to outsell regular sodas in the supermarkets. We've been outselling our competitors for the past five years.
Recent Examples on the Web Yet Stacy Ann Ferguson's 2006 solo outing, The Dutchess, was a gigantic smash that outsold any single Black Eyed Peas full-length in the U.S. Evan Sawdey, EW.com, 30 May 2024 Print sales of Reese's Book Club picks totaled 2.3 million in 2023 and outsold those of both Oprah's Book Club and Jenna Bush Hager's Read With Jenna. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 20 May 2024 Hennessy is the biggest name in Cognac, outselling other big houses like Courvoisier and Remy Martin every year. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 May 2024 The Tesla Cybertruck is already outselling most of the electric pickup truck market, losing out only to the Ford F-150 Lightning. Andy Kalmowitz / Jalopnik, Quartz, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for outsell 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outsell was circa 1616

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“Outsell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outsell. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


out·​sell -ˈsel How to pronounce outsell (audio)
outsold -ˈsōld How to pronounce outsell (audio) ; outselling
: to be sold more than
corn outsold beets
: to sell more than
we outsell our competitors

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