Latin officiōsusobliging, dutifulfromofficiumdutyoffice
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
16th Century, from Latinofficiōsus (“kindly"), from officium (“service").
Officious Sentence Examples
Officious hands, Russian and French, immediately seized the cross and fastened it to the uniform.
Generally, business-like websites with officious appearances will probably stick with inline graphics.
It turned out that the usual " guard " on that duty was a rather officious elderly dragon of a conductress.
Officious and not valiant, you haue sham'd me In your condemned Seconds.
His influence at court had declined after the death of Queen Mary; William resented his often officious advice, placed little confidence in his discretion, and soon after his accession is even said to have described him as ein rechter Tartuffe.