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verb (used with object), out·sat, out·sit·ting.
  1. to sit longer than; outwait: He was determined to outsit his rival.
  2. to sit beyond the time of: We realized we were outsitting our welcome.
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Origin of outsit

First recorded in 1650–60; out- + sit1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for outsit

Historical Examples of outsit

  • This was at half-past eleven, and I had no desire to outsit Archie.

    In Accordance with the Evidence

    Oliver Onions

  • It is among the easiest of all things to outsit both our health and our pleasure at the table.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • Dacier could allow Mr. Hepburn to outsit him; and he left them, proud of his absolute confidence in her.

  • I should like to pick up a little soldiering, if I could, and so have ventured to outsit the rest of them.