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footworn

[ foot-wawrn, -wohrn ]
/ ˈfʊtˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn /
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adjective
worn down by the feet: a footworn pavement.
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Origin of footworn

First recorded in 1785–95; foot + worn

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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.

  • 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

footworn
/ (ˈfʊtˌwɔːn) /

adjective
Also: footweary footsore
worn away by the feeta footworn staircase
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