weath·​er·​worn ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌwȯrn How to pronounce weatherworn (audio)
: worn by exposure to the weather

Examples of weatherworn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In its shadow is the nondescript, weatherworn grave of his Uncle Benajah, a stark contrast to the grand resting place at Windsor Castle that awaits his royal descendant. Stephanie Green, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2023 Today, Hazel Green and the surrounding parts of Wolfe County — where 30 percent of residents live in poverty — mostly consists of agricultural land and weatherworn farmhouses. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2023 Forever stomping through snow, William Wisting (Sven Nordin) is the epitome of a stoic, weatherworn Scandinavian. Andrea Duncan-Mao, Vulture, 18 Feb. 2022 An older man follows, weatherworn but still strong, a rifle over his left shoulder. Anthony Sattin, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Sep. 2022 With Wentworth, his wardrobe is minimal by choice and everything is comfortable and weatherworn. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 6 July 2022 Most of the gravestones are quite old, weatherworn. Shuran Huang, WSJ, 4 May 2022 Palm Sunday drew crowds of believers from across the globe this year to the weatherworn stone paths of this ancient city, hoping for a return to normal after a two-year pandemic battle. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 Betsy and Andrew, who both grew up summering inshore nearby, shared an appreciation for Maine’s hardscrabble mid-coast working class, the same weatherworn fishermen and farm folk Andrew nearly obsessively depicted. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weatherworn was in 1609

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“Weatherworn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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