weather-beaten

adjective

weath·​er-beat·​en ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌbē-tᵊn How to pronounce weather-beaten (audio)
1
: toughened, tanned, or bronzed by the weather
a weather-beaten face
2
: worn or damaged by exposure to weather

Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of weather-beaten was in 1530

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“Weather-beaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weather-beaten. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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weather-beaten

adjective
weath·​er-beat·​en
ˈwet͟h-ər-ˌbēt-ᵊn
1
: toughened or colored by the weather
a weather-beaten face
2
: worn or damaged by exposure to the weather
a weather-beaten old barn

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