well-worn

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈwȯrn \

Definition of well-worn

1 a : 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 Defined for English Language Learners

well-worn

Definition of well-worn for English Language Learners

  • : 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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