well-worn

adjective
\ ˈwel-ˈwȯrn How to pronounce well-worn (audio) \

Definition of well-worn

1a : made trite by overuse : hackneyed a well-worn quotation
b : having been much used or worn well-worn shoes
2 archaic : worn well or properly

First Known Use of well-worn

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Well-worn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-worn. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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well-worn

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of well-worn

: having been used or worn a lot and no longer in good condition
: not interesting or effective because of being used too often

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