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overdress

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verb over·dress \ˌō-vər-ˈdres\

Definition of overdress

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dress or adorn to excess felt overdressed for the occasion in his tuxedo

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to dress oneself to excess it's better to overdress for the party than be too casual

Examples of overdress in a Sentence

  1. He overdressed for such a casual party.

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First Known Use of overdress

1704


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overdress

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noun over·dress \ˈō-vər-ˌdres\

Definition of overdress

  1. :  a dress worn over another

First Known Use of overdress

1812


OVERDRESS Defined for English Language Learners

overdress

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Definition of overdress for English Language Learners

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


OVERDRESS Defined for Kids

overdress

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verb over·dress \ˌō-vər-ˈdres\

Definition of overdress for Students

overdressed

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overdressing

  1. :  to dress in clothes too fancy for an occasion

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