over·​pro·​gram ˌō-vər-ˈprō-ˌgram How to pronounce overprogram (audio)
overprogrammed; overprogramming

transitive verb

: to schedule (someone or something) too rigidly or with too many activities or tasks
Instead of overprogramming the children with formal group lessons, free play must be a priority …Lisa Wright
Studies show that parents who overprogram their young children's schedules often breed rebellious teens.Tim Elmore
I intentionally refrained from overprogramming our trip.Krissah Thompson
I can run to Walmart and grab last minute school supplies at 10 p.m. It's the reality of my hectic, overprogrammed life.Stephanie Barna

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overprogram was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Overprogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprogram. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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