Definition of over-laboured in US English:

over-laboured

(US over-labored)

adjective

  • Overworked.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Spenser (?1552–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland. From over-labour + -ed.

Pronunciation

over-laboured

/ˌəʊvəˈleɪbəd/