overweight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"overweight" in British English

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overweightadjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈweɪt/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
B2 fat: He used to be very overweight. I'm only a few ​pounds overweight, but I just can't ​seem to ​lose them. an overweight man/woman/​child
Opposite
B2 heavier than is ​allowed: If ​yourluggage is overweight, you have to ​payextra.
(Definition of overweight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overweight" in American English

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overweightadjective

 us   /ˈoʊ·vərˈweɪt/
too ​heavy or too ​fat: He’s at least 20 ​pounds overweight.
(Definition of overweight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overweight" in Business English

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overweightadjective

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈweɪt/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe portfolios (= ​combinations of ​investments) that ​include too much of a particular ​type of ​share, ​bond, etc.: The ​investmentteam will ​eliminate an overweight ​position when it believes a ​security is ​overvalued.
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TRANSPORT heavier than is ​allowed: If your ​luggage is overweight, you have to ​payextra.
(Definition of overweight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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