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overdue

[ oh-ver-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈdu, -ˈdyu /
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adjective
past due, as a delayed train or a bill not paid by the assigned date; late: two overdue library books.
too long awaited; needed or expected for some time: Improvements in our highway system are long overdue.
more than sufficiently advanced, mature, or ready: That country is overdue for industrial development.
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Origin of overdue

First recorded in 1835–45; over- + due

OTHER WORDS FROM overdue

o·ver·due·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH overdue

overdo, overdue
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British Dictionary definitions for overdue

overdue
/ (ˌəʊvəˈdjuː) /

adjective
past the time specified, required, or preferred for arrival, occurrence, payment, etc
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