overdye

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ dye

Verb[edit]

overdye (third-person singular simple present overdyes, present participle overdyeing, simple past and past participle overdyed)

  1. (transitive) To dye (something already coloured) with another colour.
    • 2008 February 7, Eric Wilson, “A Gap Guy, Head to Toe”, New York Times:
      There was a sweater dress in almost the same shade of blue as one shown at Doo.Ri; overdyed plaid shirts with contrasting plaid cuffs and collars for men like those at Duckie Brown; and lots of chunky knit gray cardigans like the ones popping up all over the place —— just not at the same prices.