un·​worn | \ ˌən-ˈwȯrn How to pronounce unworn (audio) \

Definition of unworn

1a : not impaired by use : not worn away
b : not worn : new
2 : not jaded : fresh, original

Examples of unworn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gown is unworn, and all the tags are still on it. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 That’s why few were surprised to see an unworn example in its original factory plastic sell for $376,000 last July. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 June 2022 Or one full of unworn clothes may signal a need to shop to feel better. Essence, 2 June 2022 An estimated 9 billion items of clothing mostly sit unworn in U.S. consumers' closets every year, according to ThredUp, the largest online thrift and consignment store. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 And what about the clothes that hang in your closet unworn? Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 That record was comprehensively smashed five years later by an unworn Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010, created especially for a charity auction in Geneva, that fetched 31 million Swiss francs ($31.2 million). CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 Zappos offers a full refund within 365 days of purchase as long as items are unworn and in their original packaging. Lisa Niver, Wired, 18 Dec. 2021 Her memoirs Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, which grapple with the deaths of her daughter and of her husband, respectively, are filled with unworn shoes and sundresses and sweaters. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unworn

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of unworn was circa 1586

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“Unworn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unworn. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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