careworn

[kair-wawrn, -wohrn]
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Origin of careworn

First recorded in 1820–30; care + worn
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careworn

adjective
  1. showing signs of care, stress, worry, etc
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Word Origin and History for careworn
adj.

1828, from care (n.) + worn.

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