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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Outshout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outshout. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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