out·​talk ˌau̇t-ˈtȯk How to pronounce outtalk (audio)
outtalked; outtalking; outtalks

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in talking : to talk more than
He was kind of dull and he talked too much, though I guess I shouldn't say that, because I can outtalk anyone.Annie Elizabeth Delaney
: to get the better of by talking
Don't let those swabs outtalk you!Kenneth Roberts

Examples of outtalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although, it was said that Germaine shamefully outtalked the other two, and was inclined to set her cap alarmingly at her host. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of outtalk was in 1614

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“Outtalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outtalk. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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