overdress


1over·dress

verb \ˌō-vər-ˈdres\

: to dress in clothes that are too fancy, formal, or warm for an occasion

Full Definition of OVERDRESS

transitive verb
:  to dress or adorn to excess <felt overdressed for the occasion in his tuxedo>
intransitive verb
:  to dress oneself to excess <it's better to overdress for the party than be too casual>

Examples of OVERDRESS

  1. He overdressed for such a casual party.

First Known Use of OVERDRESS

1704

2over·dress

noun \ˈō-vər-ˌdres\

Definition of OVERDRESS

:  a dress worn over another

First Known Use of OVERDRESS

1812

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