shopworn

adjective
shop·​worn | \ ˈshäp-ˌwȯrn How to pronounce shopworn (audio) \

Definition of shopworn

1 : faded, soiled, or otherwise impaired by remaining too long in a store
2 : stale from excessive use or familiarity shopworn clichés
3 : worn-out a shopworn veteran

Examples of shopworn in a Sentence

the shopworn suggestion to job applicants to “just be yourself”
Recent Examples on the Web Carson said — 50 times Carson’s office, on a quiet street in downtown Modesto, was gritty and shopworn and functional in feel. Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2021 If your listing has become shopworn, look at reducing the price or offering incentives. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2020 If your listing has become shopworn, look at reducing the price or offering incentives. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2020 If your listing has become shopworn, look at reducing the price or offering incentives. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2020 If your listing has become shopworn, look at reducing the price or offering incentives. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2020 If your listing has become shopworn, look at reducing the price or offering incentives. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2020 If your listing has become shopworn, look at reducing the price or offering incentives. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2020 And a shopworn new wave dance hit floods a dull world with the radiance of a neon rainbow. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of shopworn

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Shopworn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shopworn. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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