Definition of overprotective adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overprotective

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəprəˈtektɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərprəˈtektɪv//
 
Love
 
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too anxious to protect somebody from being hurt, in a way that restricts their freedom overprotective parents See related entries: Love
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overprotective