over·​pack·​age ˌō-vər-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce overpackage (audio)
overpackaged; overpackaging

transitive verb

: to use an excessive amount of packaging for (something, such as a product)
Take-out food restaurants and delis typically overpackage your purchase. Do you really need a full paper bag and two dozen napkins for a lone bagel?Benjamin Jervey
When you see a toy that you think is overpackaged, write the company a letter.Zillions

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overpackage was in 1943

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“Overpackage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpackage. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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