[ oh-ver-wawrn, -wohrn ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn /


past participle of overwear.

Definition for overworn (2 of 2)


[ oh-ver-wair ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwɛər /

verb (used with object), o·ver·wore, o·ver·worn, o·ver·wear·ing.

to use or wear excessively; wear out; exhaust; tax: needlessly overwearing her best workers; phrases overworn by repetition.

Origin of overwear

First recorded in 1570–80; over- + wear
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