A calque of German übermorgen; equivalent to over- + morrow. Compare Dutch overmorgen, German übermorgen, Swedish övermorgon, Danish overmorgen, Norwegian Bokmål overmorgen (also overimorgen), Norwegian Nynorsk overmorgon.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.vəˌmɒɹəʊ/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.vɚˌmɔɹoʊ/, /ˈoʊ.vɚˌmɑɹoʊ/
- Rhymes: -ɒɹəʊ
overmorrow (not comparable)
- (archaic) On the day after tomorrow.
- Antonym: (obsolete) ereyesterday
- 1535, Coverdale, Myles, The Byble, that is, the Holy Scrypture of the Olde and New Teſtament, faythfully tranſlated into Englyſhe, Tobit 8:4, page D.iiij:
- Thē ſpake Tobias unto the virgin, and ſayde: Up Sara, let us make oure prayer unto God to daye, tomorow, and ouermorow: for theſe thre nightes wil we reconcyle oure ſelues with God: and whan the thirde holy night is paſt, we ſhall ioyne together in ye deutye of mariage.
- Then spake Tobias unto the virgin, and said: Up Sara, let us make our prayer unto God today, tomorrow, and overmorrow: for these three nights will we reconcile ourselves with God, and when the third holy night is past, we shall join together in the duty of marriage.
- 1925, Parliamentary Debates: Official Report, volume 188, H.M. Stationery Off., page iv:
- We can go not overmorrow, but on Thursday.
- 1969, Klugman, James, quoting Bucharin, History of the Communist Party of Great Britain: The General Strike, 1925-1927, volume 2, London: Lawrence & Wishart, page 73:
- Sinowjeff and myself go to Caucasus overmorrow.
- in three days
- last night
- nudiustertian (of the day before yesterday)
- tomorrow night