overshare

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by Copyright, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Term: overshare (v. and n.)

    Related words: oversharer (n.)

    Your definition or explanation: The one-word verb and noun form of TMI (Too Much Information).

    One or more places you have seen the term:

    iVillage Entertainment: Courteney Cox Not Surprised by David Arquette's Oversharing
    Peace FM Online: David Arquette Apologizes For His Sexual Overshare On Howard Stern!

    Comments: As you can see from the two examples, I just discovered this word yesterday, but really, where have I been? In researching the word, I found that overshare was voted Word of the Year (2008) by Webster's New World.

    So it's easy to plug overshare/oversharing/oversharer into Google and find plenty of examples.

    I like the word -- it's simple, clean, combines two normal words, is readily understandable at first meeting, and is not too cute. Still, I probably won't use it much and if I ever do it will be for its amusement value.

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes :tick:
     
  2. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    I like that word too. :)

    Here's another instance of the word, used as a noun:

     
  3. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    I found this too:

    :)
     
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    To add to that definition, I think you can overshare in conversation as well. :)
     
  5. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    That one has mysteriously eluded me totally too, Mr.R:cool:
     

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