Origin of overtime

First recorded in 1530–40; over- + time
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British Dictionary definitions for overtime

overtime


noun (ˈəʊvəˌtaɪm)

  1. work at a regular job done in addition to regular working hours
  2. (as modifier)overtime pay
the rate of pay established for such work
time in excess of a set period
sport, US and Canadian extra time

adverb (ˈəʊvəˌtaɪm)

beyond the regular or stipulated time

verb (ˌəʊvəˈtaɪm)

(tr) to exceed the required time for (a photographic exposure)
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Word Origin and History for overtime

overtime


n.

"time above the regular hours of work," 1846, from over- + time (n.). Sporting sense first attested 1921, in an ice hockey context.

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