overhang

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English oferhangan, corresponding to over- +‎ hang.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊvəˈhaŋ/ (verb), IPA(key): /ˈəʊvəhaŋ/ (noun)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊvəɹˌhæŋ/ (noun)
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Verb[edit]

overhang (third-person singular simple present overhangs, present participle overhanging, simple past and past participle overhung)

  1. (transitive) To hang over (something).
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.116:
      Her brow was overhung with coins of gold, / That sparkled o'er the auburn of her hair [...].

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Noun[edit]

overhang (plural overhangs)

  1. The volume that tips the balance between the demand and the supply toward demand lagging supply.
  2. That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.
  3. A fatty roll of pubis flab that hangs over one's genitals, a FUPA

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