Etymology
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worn (adj.)

c. 1500, from adjectival use of past participle of wear (v.); from Old English geworen. Worn-out "exhausted by wear, made ineffective by overuse" is attested from 1610s in reference to things, c. 1700 in reference to persons.

updated on April 08, 2014

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Definitions of worn from WordNet

worn (adj.)
affected by wear; damaged by long use;
worn threads on the screw
a worn suit
the worn pockets on the jacket
worn (adj.)
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens;
Synonyms: careworn / drawn / haggard / raddled
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