Overstay definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.

Updated: 2017-03-27.

In hospitality industry parlance, an overstay is a guest who stays past their expected check-out time without properly altering the reservation or requesting late check-out.

Overstay may be used as a verb to describe the action (they overstayed), and also as the noun identifying a person who does this action (he or she is an overstay).

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