over·​price | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprīs How to pronounce overprice (audio) \
overpriced; overpricing; overprices

Definition of overprice

transitive verb

: to price too high

Examples of overprice in a Sentence

The store was guilty of overpricing its goods. Everything in the store is grossly overpriced.
Recent Examples on the Web The raging run-up makes equities way overpriced regardless of the how long the economy takes to rebound. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "The Fed’s economists are worried that stock prices are inflated—and they are right," 18 May 2020 The home markets most vulnerable to value declines are in cities that have been considered to have overpriced housing, Fitch says. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Dallas home prices could get hammered by economic shakeout," 18 Mar. 2020 Cosatu called for all Transnet contracts to be audited, and for those that were overpriced or illegally concluded to be canceled. Michael Cohen, Bloomberg.com, "South African Labor Unions Seek Sweeping Reforms at Transnet," 10 May 2020 Tesla supporters think the stock market’s mistake was to price the stock far too cheaply last summer, rather than wildly overpricing it today. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Tesla’s Stock Boom: It’s OK to Miss Out," 6 Feb. 2020 Critics say the 610-kilometer (380-mile) project is overpriced. Darlene Superville, Washington Post, "Trump administration to open free-trade talks with Kenya," 6 Feb. 2020 City disputes that the contracts were overpriced, and is appealing against the ban. The Economist, "Football marks the boundary between England’s winners and losers," 29 Feb. 2020 Market watchers have said for months that stocks were overpriced and long overdue for another pullback. Alex Veiga, Anchorage Daily News, "US markets up sharply on hopes that central banks will stabilize the economy," 2 Mar. 2020 Also, bookmakers tend to overprice game totals for the Rockets. Geoff Clark, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets odds, picks and best bets," 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of overprice

1576, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overprice was in 1576

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“Overprice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprice. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of overprice

: to give a price that is too high to (something) : to price (something) too high

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