Definition of overcount in English:

overcount

noun

  • Overcounting; an enumeration or estimate which is erroneously high.

verb

  • with object To arrive at an erroneously high total when counting (something); to overestimate.

Origin

1920s. From overcount. Compare earlier overcounting<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. From over- + count.

Pronunciation

overcount

/ˈəʊvəkaʊnt/