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overween

[ oh-ver-ween ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwin /
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verb (used without object) Archaic.

to be conceited or arrogant.

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Origin of overween

1275–1325; Middle English overwenen;see over-, ween

OTHER WORDS FROM overween

o·ver·ween·er, noun
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