- loose, sturdy trousers, usually with a bib or biblike piece to which shoulder straps are attached, originally worn over other trousers to protect them, as by factory workers or farmers.
- long waterproof leggings.
- overanxious disorder,
Origin of overall
Examples from the Web for overalls
Improbably, the only disguise used by this tall, burly imposing man was to wear worker's overalls.Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings|Benjamin Pogrund|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is wearing a straw hat and overalls, has a moustache, and usually walks his property with a loaded Glock .45 pistol.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia|Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
More recently, haute couture has even tried the romanticization of overalls.
I would go further and say overalls are like an essentially feral creature.
Back in the 18th century, overalls were known as “slops,” and carried a semi-criminal stigma.
The second object excavated from the overalls was a small packet addressed to me.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
He felt mechanically of that section of his overalls upon which he was sitting.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
Denim, den′im, n. coloured twilled cotton goods for overalls, &c.
One man doffed his jersey for Philip's benefit, and then they hastily covered him with oilskin coat and overalls.The King of Diamonds|Louis Tracy
His overalls were run through with slivers from the rough boards.Chicken Little Jane|Lily Munsell Ritchie
adjective (ˈəʊvərˌɔːl) (prenominal)
"everywhere," Old English ofer eall, from ofer "over" (see over) + eall (see all). Sense of "including everything" is from 1894. The noun in the clothing sense (usually plural) of "loose trousers of a strong material worn by cowboys, etc." is from 1782. Specific sense "loose fitting canvas trousers with a bib and strap top" (originally worn by workmen over other clothes to protect them from wet, dirt, etc.) is attested from 1897.