A sad, sad sham of a word intended as "to an excessive degree." Ironically, rather than simplifying things for those with short attention spans, the use of "overly" adds syllables not to be found where the prefix over- (as in overly confident/overconfident) or the adverb "too" (as in overly tired/too tired) are employed. Seriously, are these people incapable of "too"? What about "excessively" if you want to sound smart? Overly retarded, that's what it is.
If I hear one more person say "overly" I'm going to get overly angry and cave their face in with a shovel, then dig out their brains with a trowel and feed the goo to some vegetarians who say "overly" a lot.
by Father Wynd May 17, 2006

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To Exceed; Avoid Limitations; To Be Extremely or Abundantly over the top. To be annoyingly exclamatory. Very Obnoxious, or, in some circumstances, said to reject the truth being presented before one's self.
Derives from Swiss German "Uberlicht".
"Dude, your totally being OVERLY."
"Oh, OK, your overly to the MAX."
"Stevie was totally being overly around Jessica Yesterday..."
"Overly People are easily recognizable because they are often bubbly, cheesy, or outspoken."
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it is when a person is doin sumthin dumb that they shouldnt be doin.
man look at that dude hes bein overly wit all those stupid comments he be sayin in class.
by prince of the city May 30, 2006

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In excess of the norm
Jim and Kate overly like hot foods.
by Maddawg of DC July 14, 2006

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