out·​shout ˌau̇t-ˈshau̇t How to pronounce outshout (audio)
outshouted; outshouting; outshouts

transitive verb

: to shout more loudly than
… the sets of fans on both sides of the border trying to outshout each other in the stands.Mike Harrington

Examples of outshout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the race, Ajani and his mother, Mia Williams, tried to outshout each other. Jeff Vorva, Chicago Tribune, 8 June 2023 Four years later, history repeated itself when William Jennings Bryan and William McKinley campaigned in the lobby — at the same time — taking opposite sides of the room (and the issues, no doubt) and tried to outshout one another for the attention of onlookers. Lisa Donovan, chicagotribune.com, 11 Sep. 2020 The hours-long traditional Black gospel events known as programs can be fiercely competitive affairs, with each group on the bill trying to outshout the others. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Sep. 2021 The French fans, who are surely a shorter flight away, are getting outshouted by a lot. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 17 June 2018 But these journalists, like many to come, could be outshouted and bulldozed by Trump’s relentless lies and self-mythologizing. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, 29 Apr. 2018 During the four-game series against the Indians this past weekend, Orioles fans were easily outshouted by the Cleveland fans, but that was largely because O’s fans had very little to cheer about. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, 26 Apr. 2018 In a fight that cuts across party lines, the mini-state senators outshouted Pennsylvanians in Congress, who had joined refinery owners in marching with workers, calling on Trump at Mar-a-Lago and haranguing Pruitt. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, 30 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outshout was circa 1661

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“Outshout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outshout. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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