follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

outface

[out-feys] /ˌaʊtˈfeɪs/
verb (used with object), outfaced, outfacing.
1.
to cause to submit by or as if by staring down; face or stare down.
2.
to face or confront boldly; defy.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; out- + face
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for outface

outface

/ˌaʊtˈfeɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to face or stare down
2.
to confront boldly or defiantly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for outface
v.

1520s, from out (adv.) + face (v.). Related: Outfaced; outfacing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for outface

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for outface

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with outface

Nearby words for outface