over·​ed·​u·​cate ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkāt How to pronounce overeducate (audio)
overeducated; overeducating

transitive verb

: to provide with more education or information than is practical or useful
overeducating clients
… it is very rational for people to stay on in education because even if you are overeducating yourself you are improving your prospects of finding work.Joe Humphreys
overeducation noun
To be fair, Levison is often a lousy hire. His overeducation makes him impatient lugging other people's stuff around, even though it qualifies him for little else. Jonathan Miles

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overeducate was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Overeducate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeducate. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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