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shopworn

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adjective shop·worn \-ˌwȯrn\

Simple Definition of shopworn

  • : faded or damaged from being in a shop or store for too long

  • : not interesting because of being used too often

Full Definition of shopworn

  1. 1 :  faded, soiled, or otherwise impaired by remaining too long in a store

  2. 2 :  stale from excessive use or familiarity <shopworn clichés>

  3. 3 :  worn-out <a shopworn veteran>

Examples of shopworn

  1. <the shopworn suggestion to job applicants to just be yourself>



1838

First Known Use of shopworn

1838


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