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overhype

verb over·hype \ ˌō-vər-ˈhīp \

Definition of overhype

overhyped; overhyping
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

First Known Use of overhype

1979

in the meaning defined above

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overhype

noun

Definition of overhype

: 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

1972

in the meaning defined above

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