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

Definition of overshare

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

Other Words from overshare

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

First Known Use of overshare

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Overshare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overshare. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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