try on


tried on; trying on; tries on

transitive verb

: to put on (a garment) in order to test the fit
: to use or test experimentally
try-on noun

Examples of try on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chalkboard menu features approachable items travelers might have previously tried on their island vacations: intensely-marinated ahi poke over crispy taro chips, loco moco patties ground in-house and threaded with ginger, fish and chips using mahi mahi. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 6 June 2024 The singer had hopped on TikTok to share a video of herself having fun trying on a new make-up look, TMZ reported. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 5 June 2024 But experimenting with his style, for Kendi, was part of trying on new ideas. Rachel Poser January Lavoy Krish Seenivasan David Mason, New York Times, 4 June 2024 In the photo, the legendary country singer recreated a photo of herself as a child sitting on a velvet chair, all dressed up and trying on a pair of red heels with a cigarette in her hand. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for try on 

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of try on was in 1664

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Cite this Entry

“Try on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

try on

: to put on (as a garment) in order to test the fit

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