Definition of shopworn
- shopworn clichés
- a shopworn veteran
the shopworn suggestion to job applicants to “just be yourself”
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: faded or damaged from being in a shop or store for too long
: not interesting because of being used too often
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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