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overprotective

[oh-ver-pruh-tek-tiv] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈtɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
unduly protective.
Origin of overprotective
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; over- + protective
Related forms
overprotectiveness, noun
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adj.

also over-protective, 1930, from over- + protective. Related: Overprotectively; overprotectiveness.

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