overprotective

[oh-ver-pruh-tek-tiv]
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Origin of overprotective

First recorded in 1925–30; over- + protective
Related formso·ver·pro·tec·tive·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for overprotective
adj.

also over-protective, 1930, from over- + protective. Related: Overprotectively; overprotectiveness.

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