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

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.
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Word History

First Known Use

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 3 Mar. 2024.

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over·​price ˌō-vər-ˈprīs How to pronounce overprice (audio)
: to price too high

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