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  1. dulled or satiated by overindulgence: a jaded appetite.
  2. worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse.
  3. dissipated: a jaded reprobate.
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Origin of jaded

First recorded in 1585–95; jade2 + -ed2
Related formsjad·ed·ly, adverbjad·ed·ness, nounun·jad·ed, adjective


  1. a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
  2. a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.
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verb (used with or without object), jad·ed, jad·ing.
  1. to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.
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Origin of jade2

1350–1400; Middle English; of obscure origin
Related formsjad·ish, adjectivejad·ish·ly, adverbjad·ish·ness, noun
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  • The horses had been worked every day since the start, and were jaded.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

    Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • But jaded though I might be, it was not yet my intent to sleep.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini

  • In his jaded condition Kenneth soon became a prey to the depression of it.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Six jaded horses, drawing a light spring-cart, had just pulled up.

  • This outrageous exhibition was to the Editor like the lash to a jaded horse.

    Within the Tides

    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for jaded


  1. exhausted or dissipated
  2. satiated
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Derived Formsjadedly, adverbjadedness, noun


    1. a semiprecious stone consisting of either jadeite or nephrite. It varies in colour from white to green and is used for making ornaments and jewellery
    2. (as modifier)jade ornaments
    1. the green colour of jade
    2. (as modifier)a jade skirt
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Derived Formsjadelike, adjective

Word Origin

C18: from French, from Italian giada, from obsolete Spanish piedra de ijada colic stone (literally: stone of the flank, because it was believed to cure renal colic); ijada, from Vulgar Latin īliata (unattested) flanks, from Latin īlia, plural of īlium; see ileum


  1. an old overworked horse; nag; hack
  2. derogatory, or facetious a woman considered to be ill-tempered or disreputable
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  1. to exhaust or make exhausted from work or use
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Derived Formsjadish, adjectivejadishly, adverbjadishness, noun

Word Origin

C14: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for jaded


"bored by continual indulgence," 1630s; past participle adjective from jade (v.).

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ornamental stone, 1721, earlier iada (1590s), from French le jade, error for earlier l'ejade, from Spanish piedra de (la) ijada (1560s), "stone of colic, pain in the side" (jade was thought to cure this), from Vulgar Latin *iliata, from Latin ilia (plural) "flanks, kidney area" (see ileum).

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"worn-out horse," late 14c., "cart horse," of uncertain origin. Barnhart suggests a variant of yaid, yald "whore," literally "mare," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse jalda "mare," from Finno-Ugric (cf. Mordvin al'd'a "mare"). But OED finds the assumption of a Scandinavian connection "without reason." As a term of abuse for a woman, it dates from 1550s.

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"to weary, tire out, make dull," c.1600, from jade (n.2). Related: Jaded; jading.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

jaded in Science


  1. A hard gemstone that is pale green or white and consists either of the mineral jadeite (a pyroxene) or the mineral nephrite (an amphibole). It usually forms within metamorphic rocks.
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