overpay

[oh-ver-pey]

verb (used with object), o·ver·paid, o·ver·pay·ing.

to pay more than (an amount due): I received a credit after overpaying the bill.
to pay (a person) in excess.

Nearby words

  1. overpage,
  2. overpaid,
  3. overpark,
  4. overparted,
  5. overpass,
  6. overpeople,
  7. overpersuade,
  8. overpitch,
  9. overplay,
  10. overplus

Origin of overpay

First recorded in 1595–1605; over- + pay1

Related formso·ver·pay·ment [oh-ver-pey-muh nt, oh-ver-pey-muh nt] /ˌoʊ vərˈpeɪ mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌpeɪ mənt/, nounun·o·ver·paid, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for overpaid

overpay

verb -pays, -paying or -paid

to pay (someone) at too high a rate
to pay (someone) more than is due, as by an error
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Word Origin and History for overpaid

overpay

v.

c.1600, from over- + pay (v.). Related: Overpaid; overpaying.

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