- stuffed or filled to excess.
- Furniture. having the entire frame covered by stuffing and upholstery, so that only decorative woodwork or the like is exposed: an overstuffed sofa.
- filled with tedious or extraneous material; overlong: an overstuffed biography.
- obese; corpulent: an overstuffed man who was a compulsive eater.
Origin of overstuffed
- to force too much into: If you overstuff your suitcase, the fastenings may not hold.
- Furniture. to cover completely with deep upholstery.
Origin of overstuff
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Examples from the Web for overstuffed
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Parker sank into an overstuffed chair not far from a window.
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- to force too much into
- to cover (furniture) entirely with upholstery
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