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English definition of “overdressed”

overdressed

adjective     /ˌəʊ.vəˈdrest/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
wearing clothes that are too formal or special for a particular occasion: Everyone else was wearing jeans so I felt a bit overdressed in my best suit.Wearing clothes
(Definition of overdressed adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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