overeducated

adjective over·ed·u·cat·ed \ ˌō-vər-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overeducated

: 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

First Known Use of overeducated

1788


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