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  • adj. very large; especially of something larger than normal for its type

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  • adj. larger than normal for its kind


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over- +‎ sized


  • So: fitted pants or jeans (preferably cropped at the ankle or alternatively falling onto the toe of the shoe itself), below the knee skirts (dig way back into the wardrobe), gilets, waistcoats, simple fitted shirts and plain oversized sweaters and Ts (Marks & Spencer anyone?).

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  • And for good reason — they cook huge hunks of pork shoulder in oversized copper pots filled with lard.

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  • Typically encased in oversized plastic clamshells to deter shoplifting, memory cards are then placed inside larger cardboard boxes for shipment to customers.

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  • I know I'm "hiding" in oversized, shapeless t shirts and jeans.

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  • His men were young and scared, skinny in oversized rubber suits that protected them from the massive electrical charges that remained the only effective weapon against the Batteries.

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  • No, oversized is what Michele after 6 months in Paris would call them.

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  • The most recent entries are fine, but earlier entries too appear in oversized print.

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  • He looked like a creep, a little homunculus of a man with a striking resemblance to a shaved chimpanzee in oversized glasses.

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  • My all-time favorite piece was about the Toys “R” Us – style “playrooms” of “adult babies” — men and women who find sexual gratification by wearing diapers and lying in oversized baby cribs.

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  • So I would NOT use the word oversized without giving the context.

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