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overdress

[ verb oh-ver-dres; noun oh-ver-dres ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞dr蓻s; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢dr蓻s /
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verb (used with or without object), o路ver路dressed, o路ver路dress路ing.
to dress with too much display, finery, or formality: He certainly overdressed for the occasion.
to put excessive clothing on: She tends to overdress her children.
noun
a dress worn over another, which it covers either partially or completely.
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Origin of overdress

First recorded in 1700鈥10; over- + dress
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British Dictionary definitions for overdress

overdress

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞dr蓻s)
to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢dr蓻s)
a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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