Originally applied to nuclear weaponry.
A 40-megaton nuke is overkill for destroying a farmhouse.
An Opteron 246 32-way server is overkill for typing up a paper.
2. (proper noun) A Motorhead album and its title track where the band of this name got it from.
3. (noun) The act, or acts, of doing more than what is necessary to accomplish a task. Often associated with warfare.
2. A 112,000 square foot Wal-Mart is overkill for this small town.
CUNT appears 146 times
CUM appears 84 times
FUCK appears 80 times (thought there would be more overkill here, surprise surprise)
GAY appears 78 times
PUSSY appears 66 times
2. A very fast motorhead song from 1979, It has the most badass drum into of any song... ever. Incidently, the drum intro was said to be "Overkill" as per the first definition by Motorhead's Bass Player / Singer Lemmy Kilmister.
Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud,
So good you can't believe it's screaming with the crowd,
Don't sweat it, get it back to you,
Overkill! Overkill! Overkill!