Definition of overdress in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·dress


Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈdres
[no object] (also be overdressed)
  • Dress with too much display or formality: Eugenie did not wish to overdress she felt wildly overdressed in her velvet suit
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    • I probably overdressed for a Saturday (polo shirt, jumper, tweed jacket and slacks) but had never seen my supervisor in anything but a suit.
    • I see him most often in the company of boys between 18-25, and frankly, he's usually a bit overdressed for my taste.
    • Kirsty felt out of place at Simon's office today, pale and overdressed, but at dinner, after gulping down a drink, she relaxes.


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌdres
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  • A dress worn over another dress or other clothing.
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    • She had removed her jewelry, her stockings and the chiffon overdress of her gown.
    • The archaeological evidence shows that women were often buried in their best outfits, including a pair of oval brooches of gilt bronze, which held up a woollen overdress worn with a linen underdress.
    • Also, she knew she'd sorely miss the fancy overdresses and petticoats she used to wear.

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