over-peo·​pled ˌō-vər-ˈpē-pəld How to pronounce over-peopled (audio)
variants or overpeopled
: having too many people
over-peopled streets
The main problem with the movie as drama is that it's terribly overpeopled, and none of the characters are developed to the point of distinction …Philip Martin
specifically : containing more people than can be supported : overpopulated
an over-peopled city/country
our overpeopled planet

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of over-peopled was in 1677

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“Over-peopled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over-peopled. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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