over·​bill | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbil How to pronounce overbill (audio) \
overbilled; overbilling

Definition of overbill

transitive + intransitive

: to submit a bill (see bill entry 4 sense 4a) of charges to someone for an amount in excess of what is due : to bill for an excessive amount The contractor overbilled us for the work. Thousands of customers were overbilled. The government agency alleges he overbilled nearly $1 million in that five-year period …— Pamela Fayerman … fraud is uncommon—somewhere between 0.5 per cent and five per cent of doctors overbill intentionally …— Pamela Fayerman

First Known Use of overbill

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Overbill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbill. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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