Definition of overween in English:

overween

verb

  • 1no object To have excessively or unreasonably high expectations; to be conceited, arrogant, or presumptuous; to be too self-confident.

  • 2with object To overrate or think too highly of. Also refl.: to have too high an opinion of oneself. Now rare.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ayenbite of Inwyt. From over- + ween.

Pronunciation

overween

/ˌəʊvəˈwiːn/