overrated etymology

English word overrated comes from English over-, English rated

Detailed word origin of overrated

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
rated English (eng) (engineering) maximum (load, voltage, etc.) under which a device can function properly. (now, _, rare) Scolded, rebuked. [from 16th c.].
overrated English (eng) Given an undue amount of credit for quality or merit in a field; not necessarily related to popularity.

Words with the same origin as overrated

Descendants of over-
overboard overcoat overcome overdose overjoyed overload overrun overseas oversight overthrow overtime overweight