: extremely or excessively flamboyant or outrageous
an over-the-top performance

Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of over-the-top was in 1984

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“Over-the-top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over-the-top. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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