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 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 Bittman, who makes most of his coffee at home, says many coffee shops are overpriced by a factor of at least four. NBC News, "How to make a better cup of coffee, according to Mark Bittman," 10 Nov. 2019 Very often, the owners of a stale property that was overpriced from the beginning will ratchet down the price in incremental drops. Ellen James Martin | Andrews Mcmeel Syndication, courant.com, "Smart Moves: Stale listings can produce fresh deals," 31 Oct. 2019 The meat is overpriced, so Sims shops for that elsewhere. cincinnati.com, "Hidden in plain sight," 5 Dec. 2019 Woods has the fourth-best world ranking among those in attendance and is fourth by the odds at BetMGM in a rare case of him not being overpriced as a public favorite. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Hero World Challenge odds, predictions, picks and PGA Tour best bets," 2 Dec. 2019 Some workers may never qualify for a minimum wage job because their labor is overpriced against their will by force of law, leaving them with dismal choices. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Parents can prevent some unnecessary college debt; Minimum wage fallout; Conservation effort appreciated (9/30/19)," 30 Sep. 2019 Unsurprisingly, neighborhoods that were lower income and more heavily populated with people of color — due to decades of redlining and ghettoizing practices — were often denied service by lower-cost haulers and unfairly overpriced by others. Janaé Bates And Ahmed Anshur, Twin Cities, "Bates, Anshur: Vote yes for the trash ordinance. Then, together, we’ll work to improve the contract," 17 Oct. 2019 Investment banks handling IPOs on the new tech board are required to buy and hold some shares in the companies for a period, a rule meant to prevent them from overpricing deals. Shen Hong, WSJ, "First IPO on China’s Nasdaq-Style Tech Board Sparks a Small Frenzy," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of overprice

1576, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2020

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“Overprice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprice?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=overpr02. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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