worn-out; exhausted.

Nearby words

  1. outsole,
  2. outsource,
  3. outspan,
  4. outspeak,
  5. outspend,
  6. outspoken,
  7. outspokenly,
  8. outspread,
  9. outsprint,
  10. outstand

Origin of outspent

First recorded in 1645–55; out- + spent



verb (used with object), out·spent, out·spend·ing.

to outdo in spending; spend more than: They seemed determined to outspend their neighbors.
to exceed (one's resources) in spending: He quickly outspent his fortune.

Origin of outspend

First recorded in 1580–90; out- + spend

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Word Origin and History for outspent



mid-15c., "to consume totally, use up," from out (adv.) + spend (v.). Meaning "to spend more than another or others" is from 1840. Related: Outspent; outspending. Outspent is attested from 1650s as "exhausted."

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