over·​glam·​or·​ize ˌō-vər-ˈgla-mə-ˌrīz How to pronounce overglamorize (audio)
variants or less commonly overglamourize
overglamorized also overglamourized; overglamorizing also overglamourizing

transitive + intransitive

: to glamorize (something or someone) to an excessive degree
"A winemaker is a glorified janitor … . It's the most overglamourized profession on the planet."Sue-Ann Staff
It is customary in telling stories of adventure to overglamorize, to heighten the color and intensity of the affair.Samuel Dickson

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overglamorize was in 1938

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

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