overplot

verb, transitive + intransitive over·plot \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈplät \

Definition of overplot

overplotted; overplotting
: 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

First Known Use of overplot

circa 1904

in the meaning defined above

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