over·​sexed ˌō-vər-ˈsekst How to pronounce oversexed (audio)
: exhibiting an excessive sexual drive or interest

Examples of oversexed in a Sentence

a movie about oversexed college students
Recent Examples on the Web Embedded in the dangerous, oversexed bad boy rock ‘n roll package is an irrepressible sense of humor that feels like Idol is making fun of himself over anyone else. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 15 Dec. 2023 The image of Chaplin the man had become virtually the inverse of the Tramp’s: oversexed, ungenerous, anti-American. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Other characters are familiar — the oversexed aunt (Kristin Chenoweth chews scenery with aplomb), the Black friend (Andrew Bachelor wrings out a few chuckles), the too-perfect couple with thinly veiled problems solvable by montage, the wacky younger sibling. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2020 There was no one like me in his classroom, not the oversexed women with their careful, edited looks, not the punk and post-punk kids. Hazlitt, 10 May 2023 Ronald Reagan was in the White House, MTV was newly influential, and Houston's love-conquers-all ballads came as sweet music to the ears of both pop fans and MTV executives—who were getting heat for oversexed video imagery and for under-representing Black artists. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 12 Feb. 2022 Any relationship to today’s agitated, oversexed, hyper-political black showbiz is undetectable. Armond White, National Review, 18 May 2022 This extends to cultural productions, where the reality of a Black person’s life often takes a back seat to myriad stereotypes: the Tragic Mulatto, the Uncle Tom, the minstrel fool, the oversexed harlot and the caring mammy, to name only a few. Ismail Muhammad, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2022 Get a grip on your triskaidekaphobia and revisit this seminal 1980 slasher flick about oversexed young camp counselors and the knife- and -ax-wielding homicidal maniac who hates them. Matt Cooperlistings Coordinator, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversexed was in 1898

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“Oversexed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversexed. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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