stuffed or filled to excess.
Furniture. having the entire frame covered by stuffing and upholstery, so that only decorative woodwork or the like is exposed: an overstuffed sofa.
filled with tedious or extraneous material; overlong: an overstuffed biography.
obese; corpulent: an overstuffed man who was a compulsive eater.

Origin of overstuffed

First recorded in 1920–25; overstuff + -ed2



verb (used with object)

to force too much into: If you overstuff your suitcase, the fastenings may not hold.
Furniture. to cover completely with deep upholstery.

Origin of overstuff

First recorded in 1935–40; over- + stuff
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verb (tr)

to force too much into
to cover (furniture) entirely with upholstery
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