Definitions for overdressˌoʊ vərˈdrɛs; ˈoʊ vərˌdrɛs
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o•ver•dressˌoʊ vərˈdrɛs; ˈoʊ vərˌdrɛs(v.; n.; v.t.; v.i.)
to dress with too much finery or formality.
to dress with too much clothing.
(n.)a dress worn over another.
Origin of overdress:
dress too warmly
"You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
overdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out(verb)
put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
To wear too many clothes for a particular occasion.
To wear clothing which is too elaborate or formal for a particular occasion.