out·​wear | \ ˌau̇t-ˈwer How to pronounce outwear (audio) \
outwore\ ˌau̇t-​ˈwȯr How to pronounce outwear (audio) \; outworn\ ˌau̇t-​ˈwȯrn How to pronounce outwear (audio) \; outwearing

Definition of outwear

transitive verb

2 : to last longer than a fabric that outwears others

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Examples of outwear in a Sentence

these running shoes have outworn any others that I have ever bought a daily grind that would outwear anybody
Recent Examples on the Web Down is a type of filling that comes from featherlike plumage from birds and is what often gives winter outwear a distinct puff. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "9 best women's winter coats 2020: Best winter jackets for women," 16 Dec. 2020 There’s nothing like layering and this week on Instagram, as temperatures fluctuate, creatives are having fun pairing chic outwear with their everyday essentials. Nandi Howard And Danielle Wright, Essence, "The Best-Dressed Black Creatives On Instagram This Week," 4 Dec. 2020 Kids will definitely outgrow rather than outwear this durable jacket. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Black Friday Has Arrived in Canada," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of outwear

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outwear was in 1542

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24 Dec 2020

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“Outwear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwear. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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