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all-overish2

adjective

ubiquitous, pervasive; all over the place

Examples

all-overish good feeling about the decision

Word Origin

1853

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  • "Purty well, considerin," sez I; and you can't think how all-overish I felt to hear any body speak of Judy so fur from hum.

  • all-overish, neither sick nor well; the premonitory symptoms of illness.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • If you have a low, all-overish feeling, Macjone's pills pick you up directly.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
  • I feel so all-overish; your claws are so sharp, and your teeth so dreadful; and Im but a little, little mouse.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • I think I'm in for an attack of flue, or something; feel shivery and all-overish.

    The Halo Bettina von Hutten
  • I never felt so all-overish in all my days, and before I knew where I was I had found salvation.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
Slang definitions & phrases for all-overish

all-overish

adverb

Denoting an indefinite overall malaise (1830s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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