shopworn

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adjective shop·worn \ˈshäp-ˌwȯrn\

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 in a sentence

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

1838

First Known Use of shopworn

1838


SHOPWORN Defined for English Language Learners

shopworn

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adjective shop·worn \ˈshäp-ˌwȯrn\

Definition of shopworn for English Language Learners

  • : 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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