Definition of over-engineer in English:

over-engineer

verb

  • with object To engineer to a standard higher than is technically necessary or to an extent greater than is desirable.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Margaret Mary Gowing (1921–1988), historian. From over- + engineer.

Pronunciation

over-engineer

/ˌəʊv(ə)rˌɛn(d)ʒɪˈnɪə/