overripe

[ oh-ver-rahyp ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp /
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adjective

too ripe; more than ripe: overripe tomatoes.

Nearby words

  1. overrepresent,
  2. overrich,
  3. override,
  4. overrider,
  5. overriding,
  6. overruff,
  7. overrule,
  8. overrun,
  9. overrun brake,
  10. oversaturated

Origin of overripe

First recorded in 1665–75; over- + ripe

Related formso·ver·ripe·ly, adverbo·ver·ripe·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for over-ripe

overripe

/ (ˌəʊvəˈraɪp) /

adjective

(of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
overused or overly sentimental and emotionalhis love songs are overripe ballads
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Word Origin and History for over-ripe

over-ripe

adj.

1670s, from over- + ripe (adj.).

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