from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To wear out; exhaust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To wear out; to exhaust.
- n. outer clothing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To wear too much; to wear out.
- n. Clothing worn over the ordinary indoor clothing, as overcoats, wraps, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wear too much; consume, exhaust, or wear out: chiefly in the past participle.
- To wear until it is worn out; wear threadbare: render trite.
- Hence, to pass through; leave behind.
- n. Outer clothing, as overcoats, cloaks, etc.: a trade-name.
The overwear fashion accent not only makes an entrance in stripes of all persuasions, but jazzy eye-catching patterns that jolt the senses.
I fall out of love if I overwear, or wear too long without a break.
This way, all my clothes are rotated, so I wear them all and never overwear my favourites.
Clutching my cloak around me tighter, I was glad that I had not been successful in arguing for the lighter-weight overwear.
It is the overwork, the overwear of mind and heart (for the feelings come as much into use as the thoughts in these productions), that makes you so pale, dearest, that distracts your head, and does all the harm on Saturdays and so many other days besides.
What he does want is a woman amiable as a surface of parchment, serviceable as his inkstand; one who will be like the wig in which he closes his forensic term, disreputable from overwear, but suited to the purpose.
This is the kind of skirt that would inspire me to overwear skirts again: it's simple, clearly comfortable / non-restrictive, but still fucked up and weird enough that I wouldn't feel like Charlotte York-Goldenblatt.