overweight etymology

English word overweight comes from English weight, English over-

Detailed word origin of overweight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
weight English (eng) (physics) Mass (net weight, atomic weight, molecular weight, troy weight, carat weight, etc.).. (slang, uncountable) Shipments of (often illegal) drugs.. (statistics) A variable which multiplies a value for ease of statistical manipulation.. (topology) The smallest cardinality of a base.. (typography) The boldness of a font; the relative thickness of its strokes.. (visual art) The illusion [...]
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
overweight English (eng) (investment, finance, followed by a noun or prepositional phrase indicating a security or type of security) Having a portfolio relatively heavily invested in.. (of a person) heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height.. (transportation, legal, of a vehicle) weighing more than what is allowed for safety or legal commerce (transitive) To place excessive [...]

Words with the same origin as overweight

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