Meaning of “officious” in the English Dictionary

"officious" in British English

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officiousadjective

uk /əˈfɪʃ.əs/ us /əˈfɪʃ.əs/ disapproving
officiously
adverb uk /əˈfɪʃ.əs.li/ us /əˈfɪʃ.əs.li/
officiousness
noun [ U ] uk /əˈfɪʃ.əs.nəs/ us /əˈfɪʃ.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “officious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)