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forworn

[ fawr-wawrn, -wohrn ]
/ fɔrˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn /
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adjective Archaic.
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Also foreworn [fawr-wohrn, fohr-wawrn] /fɔrˈwoʊrn, foʊrˈwɔrn/ .

Origin of forworn

First recorded in1500–10; past participle of obsolete forwear,Middle English forweren; see for-, wear
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British Dictionary definitions for forworn

forworn

foreworn

/ (fɔːˈwɔːn) /

adjective
archaic weary

Word Origin for forworn

C16: past participle of obsolete forwear to wear out, from Middle English forweren to hollow out
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