Officious Definition

ə-fĭshəs
adjective
Ready to serve; obliging.
Webster's New World
Offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way.
Webster's New World
In diplomacy, unofficial or informal.
Webster's New World
Motivated by the desire to help others.
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Origin of Officious

  • Latin officiōsus obliging, dutiful from officium duty office

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 16th Century, from Latin officiōsus (“kindly"), from officium (“service").

    From Wiktionary

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