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

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The shoes, a vital part of Nike’s history, have all but disappeared, and this is the only unworn pair known to exist, Sotheby’s says. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "Sotheby’s first sneaker auction is “100 of the rarest sneakers ever produced”," 11 July 2019 In a few cases, shop owners required buyers to wear the shoes out of the store, a move that damaged their resale potential since most of the resale sites sell unworn sneakers. Erin Griffith, New York Times, "Buy Low-Tops, Sell High-Tops: StockX Sneaker Exchange Is Worth $1 Billion," 26 June 2019 Organize a clothing drive to collect unworn apparel for the international aid organization Kids in Distressed Situations (KIDS). Jihan Thompson, Redbook, "7 Easy Ways to Help Japan Now," 22 May 2011 StockX only sells authentic sneakers that are unworn and in their original box. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Fast-growing Detroit startup StockX sniffs out fake sneakers," 9 July 2018 How many unworn jerseys are hanging in your closet because your favorite player isn't with the team anymore? Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Recycle outdated sports jerseys with Stitch N Switch sew-on-the-go replacement nameplates: Strong Points," 4 May 2018 This watch was sold by the original owner in 2007 and the new owner says the watch has remained completely unworn since. Bloomberg.com, "Four Totally Bonkers Patek Philippe Watches Are Up for Auction," 30 Mar. 2018 So here goes my formal request for a trackie: One unworn Armani tracksuit, please. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "Armie Hammer Is No Longer Living His Best Tracksuit Life," 28 Mar. 2018 Each year, after the youth club hosts its annual Gowns for Girls giveaway — a drive where brand new prom dresses from generous donors are given away at no cost — several unworn dresses are left behind. Mary Dellas, The Cut, "Girls Clubs Make Art From Old Prom Dresses," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unworn

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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