shapen

adjective
shap·​en | \ ˈshā-pən How to pronounce shapen (audio) \

Definition of shapen

: fashioned in or provided with a definite shape usually used in combinationan ill-shapen body

First Known Use of shapen

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shapen

Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape

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“Shapen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shapen. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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