verb (used with object)
Origin of overjoy
Examples from the Web for overjoy
Bill had to work off his overjoy at this by an exuberant flourish.
We were overjoy'd at this Deliverance, which we had Reason to think a happy one.
I was overjoy'd to be of this Party, because I had never yet travell'd this Way.
I have had the Honour to be known to that Prelate a long time, and was overjoy'd at the opportunity of paying my respects to him.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I|Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
Then I told him of my adventures, which did not seem altogether to overjoy him.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
late 14c., "to rejoice over," from over- + joy (q.v.); translating Latin supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of "to fill with gladness" is first recorded 1570s (now usually in past participle overjoyed).