overhype

verb
over·​hype | \ ˌō-vər-ˈhīp How to pronounce overhype (audio) \
overhyped; overhyping

Definition of overhype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

: to hype (something or someone) to an excessive degree overhype a new product … his surname, long synonymous with overhyped schlock …— Patrick McGeehan … the extravagantly overhyped star of the soap opera …— Peter Hood "You think the media is overhyping?"— Don Lemon

overhype

noun

Definition of overhype (Entry 2 of 2)

: hype that is extravagant to an excessive degree These visions have a sparkling appeal. But will they come true, or will they harden into garish embarrassments like the predictions for AI and neural networks? Overhype is a real danger to nascent technology.— Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiburger

First Known Use of overhype

Verb

1979, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Overhype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhype. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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