When something becomes overly popular and attains a fandom or fanboys/girls, who proceed to claim it is better than it actually is, to the point of utter retardation. A certain way to make something overrated is to have ignorant people embrace it, who will then employ all their ignorant and illogical might to defend it being questioned by anyone with a logical sense.
Examples of tings that have become Overrated as a cause of extreme and unjust popularity:

-Naruto
-Jesus
-Tyrannosaurus rex
-Starcraft
-Blizzard
-Muhammed
-Mother Theresa
by Shut-up-dumbasses February 21, 2010

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Green day; eyeliner; britney spears; anna nicole smith; borat; myspace tom; world of warcraft; horses; denim clothing; napoleon dynamite; both jakcass films; Ray Liotta

All good examples of this word. It means something that is popularized but really isn't all that great. i.e. my chemical romance.
I used my rational judgement and superior intellect to sift through a few things and find good examples of the word overrated.

Your mother is overrated.
by Rapisagainstmyreligion April 25, 2008

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justin bieber
lady gaga
miley cyrus
the beatles
nicki minaj
little wayne
macklemore

basically 65-80% of everything on vevos' youtube channel.
being overrated is not a good thing.
by Hawn Gnarley July 22, 2014

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strong bad is the most overrated and unfunny thing to see the internet.
by bob July 03, 2003

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1.) Generally thought of as better than it really is, often because of overexposure by the media.

2.) See Derek Jeter.
1.) Tiki Barber is overrated, just like Jake Plummer.

2.) Overrated-Man just made another error at Shortstop.
by Rodney Basil October 24, 2003

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Slash is over-fucking-rated!!!!!!

Infact nobody has ever been more overrated in the whol history of life on earth.
FUCK SLASH!!

FUCK GNR!!!!!

THEY'RE GAY!!!

So just get over it already.
by Master Shake January 14, 2005

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Something (Whether it be a Movie, Band, Song, etc.) that gets more credit and fame than it necessary. I find it sad when someone uses this website to trashtalk a band (Master Shake and GnR). It's even sadder when he and his friend are the only people to give his definition thumbs up.
Nirvana is an overrated band.
Gangsta Rap is an overrated music genre.
Master Shake is an overrated human being.

Here are some examples of things that AREN'T overrated:
Slash is NOT overrated.
Guns N' Roses are NOT overrated.
by TeaBagMaster July 01, 2005

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