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overdress

[v. oh-ver-dres; n. oh-ver-dres] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈdrɛs; n. ˈoʊ vərˌdrɛs/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), overdressed, overdressing.
1.
to dress with too much display, finery, or formality:
He certainly overdressed for the occasion.
2.
to put excessive clothing on:
She tends to overdress her children.
noun
3.
a dress worn over another, which it covers either partially or completely.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; over- + dress
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  • Since restaurants tend to overdress the salads, ask for dressings on the side.
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  • Traveling dress, bronze silk with embroidered overdress.
British Dictionary definitions for overdress

overdress

verb (ˌəʊvəˈdrɛs)
1.
to dress (oneself or another) too elaborately or finely
noun (ˈəʊvəˌdrɛs)
2.
a dress that may be worn over a jumper, blouse, etc
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