tear·​stain ˈtir-ˌstān How to pronounce tearstain (audio)
: a spot or streak left by tears
tearstained adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tearstain was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Tearstain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearstain. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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