shopworn

[shop-wawrn, ‐wohrn]
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adjective

worn or marred, as goods exposed and handled in a store.
trite; hackneyed.

Nearby words

  1. shopping-bag lady,
  2. shopsoiled,
  3. shoptalk,
  4. shopwalker,
  5. shopwindow,
  6. shoran,
  7. shore,
  8. shore bird,
  9. shore bug,
  10. shore crab

Origin of shopworn

First recorded in 1870–75; shop + worn

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British Dictionary definitions for shop-worn

shopworn

adjective

the US word for shopsoiled
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Word Origin and History for shop-worn

shop-worn

adj.

"shabby from handling while on display," 1838, from shop (n.) + worn (adj.).

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