overjoy etymology

English word overjoy comes from English joy, English over-

Detailed word origin of overjoy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
joy English (eng) (obsolete) The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity.. A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good.. Anything that causes such a feeling.. Luck or success; a positive outcome. (intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice.. (transitive, archaic) To enjoy.. (transitive, obsolete) To give joy to; to [...]
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
overjoy English (eng) Very great joy; ecstasy. To give great joy, delight or pleasure to.

Words with the same origin as overjoy

Descendants of over-
overactive overcoat overcome overcook overestimate overgrown overhaul overkill overlap overload overlord overpass overprotective overqualified overreact overrun oversexed oversight oversized oversleep overthink overthrow overtime overview overweight