[ foot-wawrn, -wohrn ]

  1. worn down by the feet: a footworn pavement.

Origin of footworn

First recorded in 1785–95; foot + worn

Words Nearby footworn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use footworn in a sentence

  • It is a charming place, rather shabby and footworn, as befits a strictly popular resort, but with a character all its own.

  • The corkscrew stairway, broken and footworn though it is, seems infinitely less perilous.

    Cheerful--By Request | Edna Ferber
  • Night after night they played their fiddles and danced till dawn on their footworn puncheon floors.

    The Conquest | Eva Emery Dye

British Dictionary definitions for footworn


/ (ˈfʊtˌwɔːn) /

  1. Also: footweary footsore

  2. worn away by the feet: a footworn staircase

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