Definition of overread in English:

overread

adjective

  • Of a person, people, etc.: that has read excessively; excessively learned. Of a book, etc.: that has been read too much.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Daniel Defoe (?1660–1731), writer and businessman. From overread, past participle of over-read.

Pronunciation

overread

/ˌəʊvəˈrɛd/