over·​size ˌō-vər-ˈsīz How to pronounce oversize (audio)
variants or oversized
: being of more than standard or ordinary size
oversize pillows
an oversize shirt

Example Sentences

the woman's oversize hat was blocking my view of the minister a softball is an oversize and less densely stuffed baseball
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversize was circa 1834

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“Oversize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversize. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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over·​size -ˈsīz How to pronounce oversize (audio)
variants or oversized
: being of more than normal or ordinary size
oversize pillows
an oversize shirt

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