overcrowd

[oh-ver-kroud]
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Origin of overcrowd

First recorded in 1760–70; over- + crowd1
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overcrowding

noun
  1. a state of being filled with more people or things than is desirable; congestion

overcrowd

verb
  1. (tr) to fill (a room, vehicle, city, etc) with more people or things than is desirable
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Word Origin and History for overcrowding

overcrowd

v.

1766, from over- + crowd (v.). Related: Overcrowded; overcrowding.

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