[ oh-ver-bawt ]

  1. marked by prices considered unjustifiably high because of extensive buying: The stock market is overbought now.: Compare oversold.

  1. simple past tense and past participle of overbuy.

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Origin of overbought

First recorded in 1955–60; over- + bought

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