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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worn-out

adjective

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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