a prefixal use of over
, preposition, adverb,
occurring in various senses in compounds ( overboard; overcoat; overhang; overlap; overlord; overrun; overthrow
), and especially employed, with the sense of “over the limit,” “to excess,” “too much,” “too,” to form verbs
, and nouns
( overact; overcapitalize; overcrowd; overfull; overmuch; oversupply; overweight
), and many others, mostly self-explanatory: a hyphen, which
is commonly absent from old or well-established formations, is sometimes used in new coinages or in any words whose component parts it may be desirable to set
Origin: Middle English; Old English ofer-.
is always a great word to know.
So is lollapalooza. Does it mean: