Overweight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌoʊvərˈweɪt|  American pronunciation of the word overweight
Brit.  |ˌəʊvəˈweɪt|  British pronunciation of the word overweight

noun

- the property of excessive fatness (syn: corpulence, stoutness)

adjective

- usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it (syn: fleshy, heavy)

Examples

He looked to be at least 20 pounds overweight.

...an overweight person who had difficulty running even a short distance...

Their boat was overweighted.

Sally was fifty pounds overweight.

He is slightly overweight.

My luggage was overweight by five kilos.

...at this point the pudgy toddler is still cute, but she will have health problems if she continues to be overweight...

...the reporter's undiplomatic references to the state's overweight governor...

He was overweight and short of breath.

I didn't like his crack about her being overweight.

Lambert was grossly overweight.

Other kids were always hassling her because she was overweight.

He founded a self-help group for parents with overweight children.

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