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 Zappos: Customers may return unworn items for a full refund within a year of purchase. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Yikes! You hate that gift you got for Christmas. Here's what to know about holiday returns," 20 Dec. 2019 And boxes of unworn uniforms have been sent to the dry cleaners to see if they can be salvaged from the smoke that engulfed them. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "Days before opening, a fire erupted in a D.C. school. The principal is unbowed.," 20 Aug. 2019 StockX, which is an online resale marketplace for unworn merchandise, especially sneakers, alerted its customers to the data breach in a Saturday night email. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Report: Hackers stole shoe sizes, personal info of StockX customers," 5 Aug. 2019 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 Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Recycle outdated sports jerseys with Stitch N Switch sew-on-the-go replacement nameplates: Strong Points," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of unworn

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Unworn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unworn. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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