overstock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ stock

Verb[edit]

overstock (third-person singular simple present overstocks, present participle overstocking, simple past and past participle overstocked)

  1. To stock to an excessive degree.

Noun[edit]

overstock (plural overstocks)

  1. An excessive stock; a surplus or glut.
    • 1794, The Tatler (volume 4, page 24)
      This overstock of beauty, for which there are so few bidders, calls for an immediate supply of lovers and husbands []