seam-rent

adjective

Definition of seam-rent

1 archaic : ripped out at the seams
2 archaic : wearing garments that are ripped poor seam-rent fellows— Ben Jonson

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“Seam-rent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seam-rent. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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