overeducated

adjective

over·​ed·​u·​cat·​ed ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce overeducated (audio)
: having too much academic education : more educated than is practical or useful
… a solitary, overeducated young man with a boring corporation job, despite an advanced degree in math … Alice Adams
… a ready-made work force of overeducated, underemployed English speakers. David Amsden

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overeducated was in 1788

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“Overeducated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeducated. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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