overdue

adjective
over·​due | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdü How to pronounce overdue (audio) , -ˈdyü \

Definition of overdue

1a : unpaid when due an overdue bill
b : delayed beyond an appointed time an overdue train overdue library books
2 : too great : excessive an overdue share of the profits
3 : more than ready overdue for a haircut

Examples of overdue in a Sentence

She reminded him that the rent was overdue. He has many overdue bills. The train is 10 minutes overdue.
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First Known Use of overdue

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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17 Jun 2022

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“Overdue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdue. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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overdue

adjective
over·​due | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdü How to pronounce overdue (audio) , -ˈdyü \

Kids Definition of overdue

1 : not paid when due overdue bills
2 : delayed beyond an expected time The plane was an hour overdue.
3 : more than ready He is overdue for a haircut.

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