overage

1
[ oh-ver-eyj ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈeɪdʒ /

adjective

beyond the acceptable or desired age: overage for the draft.
older than usual or expected for the activity, position, etc.: an overage baseball player who still outperforms many rookies.
too old to be serviceable; antiquated: She drives an overage car.

Nearby words

  1. over-wind,
  2. overabundance,
  3. overachieve,
  4. overact,
  5. overactive,
  6. overaggressive,
  7. overall,
  8. overalls,
  9. overambitious,
  10. overanxious

Origin of overage

1
First recorded in 1885–90; over- + age

overage

2
[ oh-ver-ij ]
/ ˈoʊ vər ɪdʒ /

noun Commerce.

an excess supply of merchandise.
the value of goods in excess of the amount called for by stock records; money in excess of the amount called for by sales records.

Origin of overage

2
First recorded in 1940–45; over- + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for overage

overage

/ (ˌəʊvərˈeɪdʒ) /

adjective

beyond a specified age
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Word Origin and History for overage

overage

n.

"a surplus amount," 1945, a banking term, coined from over on model of shortage.

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