over·​stuff | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstəf How to pronounce overstuff (audio) \
overstuffed; overstuffing; overstuffs

Definition of overstuff

transitive verb

1 : to stuff too full
2 : to cover (a piece of furniture, such as a chair or sofa) completely and deeply with upholstery

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But first, a few sandwich best practices: Don’t overstuff. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to upgrade your sandwich with clever twists on 5 classics," 22 Aug. 2019 This winter, two decades after that episode aired, high-fashion brands like Jil Sander, Givenchy, Rick Owens and Burberry are overstuffing their own outerwear—with a difference. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Your Puffy Coat Is Too Puffy," 14 Nov. 2018 Their torsos look like Christmas stockings overstuffed with clementines. Leah Beckmann, The Cut, "Magic Mike Live: Las Vegas," 21 June 2018 This is tied to the larger issue of overstuffing that dogs Ojai, and will be Mr. Smith’s responsibility to solve: While there’s joy in the festival’s too-muchness, the music would be better served by judicious pruning. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "A Quirky Violinist and a Festival to Match," 11 June 2018 That and stepping on that squeaking Sophie the Giraffe, running our hands raw cleaning bottles, and overstuffing diaper bags until both our backs were forced out of alignment. Elyssa Friedland, chicagotribune.com, "We were drowning in diapers and scheduling sex. But then we got our groove back.," 9 June 2018 Thankfully, though, in a period when artists have been overstuffing albums with tracks to maximize the impact of streaming statistics on the charts, Vol. 1 weighs in at a lean nine songs. Carl Wilson, Slate Magazine, "The Return of the King," 5 May 2017 To wear one as well as the unofficial mayor of Toronto, just keep remember not to overstuff it. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "Drake's Shirt Jacket Is What Every Transitional Weather Wardrobe Needs," 30 Aug. 2017 Warming the tortillas, along with making sure not to overstuff them, will keep the shells from splitting. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Jazz up taco night," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of overstuff

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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