over·​fond ˌō-vər-ˈfänd How to pronounce overfond (audio)
: excessively fond
Gossips opined only that he was no intellectual and was overfond of whiskey.Dorothy Cummings
… some members bridle at hearing the Senate reproached for being overfond of the pork barrel.John Newhouse
overfondness noun
… the writer's overfondness for what he may imagine is cleverness … Ellen Ullman
… gout, brought on by an overfondness for Emmental cheese … Michael Simkins

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overfond was circa 1616

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“Overfond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overfond. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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