overshare

verb

over·​share ˌō-vər-ˈsher How to pronounce overshare (audio)
overshared; oversharing; overshares

transitive + intransitive

: to share or reveal too much information
Shakarian cautions students to not overshare information online, to create complex passwords and to only use secure networks.Emily Giordano
The sharing and discussion of emotion has always been heavily gendered and women who "overshare" details of their private lives have historically been maligned.Rachel Sykes
… [Rihanna] doesn't overshare her life on social media—despite having 60 million and 86 million followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively—and you never know who she's dating, despite who you see her with.Joshua Eferighe
In an exclusive Parents survey of more than 2,000 respondents, 79 percent said other parents overshare on social media – yet only 32 percent of us think we overshare ourselves … Of course, what's TMI in one parent's eyes may be just fine in another's.Mackenzie Dawson
It used to be rare for C.I.A. employees to recount their exploits, or grievances, in print. Now, they're oversharing as eagerly as the cast of "Jersey Shore."Alex Berenson
oversharer noun
plural oversharers
In this age of social media, it's kind of hard not to be an oversharer. Carina Hsieh
Fortunately, librarians are the original oversharers, and they've produced a body of literature—from blog posts to articles to books—to help you with your decision. Brian Kenney

Examples of overshare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember how Kathy scolded Theresa multiple times last week for oversharing about her time with Gerry? EW.com, 19 Oct. 2023 Ultimately, the biggest factor in Kahan’s leap to stardom might be the generation of terminally online, oversharing introverts that recognizes itself in his personality (both onstage and on social media) as well as in his lyrics. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 25 Jan. 2024 Kat and Ciara seem close, though a lot of that is just Kat oversharing about her tumultuous relationship with her unseen boyfriend. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 While there’s been a recent push to keep parents — particularly influencer parents — from oversharing and exploiting their children’s privacy online, these are generally the extreme cases. Jared Bilski, Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2024 There are also reminders to set rules for respecting privacy, avoiding oversharing and setting rules for who to talk to online. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 Stephen Colbert’s Appendix Travelogue Stephen Colbert carried on the great Late Show tradition of oversharing medical information. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 15 Dec. 2023 The breakroom culprits discovered others knew exactly who left dishes in the sink, messes in the microwave, sneaked off with others’ sandwiches, or overshared during speakerphone conversations. Lynne Curry | Alaska Workplace, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2023 Even after the fourth and final season came and went, Cox is still oversharing. Vulture, 15 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overshare was in 1982

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“Overshare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overshare. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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