2 definitions by eyard75

More than what is needed. In gross excess of what is reasonably expected. An excess of something beyond what is required or suitable for a given purpose.

Originally applied to nuclear weaponry.
"So, Bob, you ready to tear down that fence?" "Yeah, Chuck, the plastic explosives are all wired up!"

A 40-megaton nuke is overkill for destroying a farmhouse.

An Opteron 246 32-way server is overkill for typing up a paper.
by eyard75 January 17, 2004
One who works in a McJob.
I stabbed the McWorker with one of his restaurant's cheap plastic sporks: "No, you bastard, I don't want a combo meal!"
by eyard75 January 5, 2004