[ pree-wawrn, ‐wohrn ]
/ ˈpriˈwɔrn, ‐woʊrn /


(of clothing) previously owned and worn; secondhand.


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Origin of preworn

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + worn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020