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[wey-wawrn, -wohrn] /ˈweɪˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn/
worn or wearied by travel:
She was wayworn after the long trip.
Origin of wayworn
First recorded in 1770-80; way1 + worn Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • How have you heart for any tune, You with the wayworn russet shoon?

  • There she found an old man, wearied and wayworn, who had lain down on some hay.


    Clifton Johnson
  • The cow-herd took the wayworn fugitive in, and gave him food and shelter.

    King Alfred of England Jacob Abbott
  • The aspect of this river and its vicinity was cheering to the wayworn and hungry travellers.

    Astoria Washington Irving
  • Care beset the wayworn travelers, as to when they should go to bed and rest them.

  • But the reception of these wayworn strangers at the seat of government proved to be rather dubious.


    Martha Foote Crow
  • Her face was pale, and there was in it the kind of compassion that one might imagine a spirit to feel for a wayworn mortal.

  • One night he came weary and wayworn to Bludenz in Vorarlberg, seeking shelter before the impending storm.

  • Whereby it speedily came to pass that he retained only the garments he stood in, and these soon became shabby and wayworn.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • The dutiful son would gladly shorten the road for the wayworn senior, but felt himself unequal to the task.

British Dictionary definitions for wayworn


(rare) worn or tired by travel: footsore and wayworn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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