worn-out

adjective
\ ˈwȯrn-ˈau̇t How to pronounce worn-out (audio) \

Definition of worn-out

: exhausted or used up by or as if by wear

First Known Use of worn-out

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of worn-out was in the 15th century

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“Worn-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worn-out. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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worn-out

adjective
How to pronounce worn-out (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of worn-out

of a thing : too old or damaged from use to be used any longer
: very tired

worn-out

adjective
\ ˈwȯrn-ˈau̇t \

Kids Definition of worn-out

1 : useless from long or hard wear worn-out sneakers
2 : very weary The long trip left us worn-out.

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