over·​plot ˌō-vər-ˈplät How to pronounce overplot (audio)
overplotted; overplotting

transitive + intransitive

: to plot (something) excessively
especially : to devise an excessively complex or elaborate plot for (something, such as a story)
overplot a novel
a writer with a tendency to overplot

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overplot was circa 1904

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“Overplot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overplot. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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