outswear

verb
out·​swear | \ ˌau̇t-ˈswer How to pronounce outswear (audio) \
outswore\ ˌau̇t-​ˈswȯr How to pronounce outswear (audio) \; outsworn\ ˌau̇t-​ˈswȯrn How to pronounce outswear (audio) \; outswearing

Definition of outswear

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in swearing : to use profane or obscene language more than [General George S.] Patton, who could outswear a mule skinner, swore at all times as if he were in a stag poker game.— Stephen E. Ambrose

First Known Use of outswear

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Outswear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outswear. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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