over·​tip ˌō-vər-ˈtip How to pronounce overtip (audio)
overtipped; overtipping

transitive + intransitive

: to tip (someone) too much : to give (someone) a larger gratuity than is normal or expected
He overtipped the waiter.
She always overtips.

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overtip was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Overtip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtip. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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