shopworn

[shop-wawrn, ‐wohrn]

Origin of shopworn

First recorded in 1870–75; shop + worn
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British Dictionary definitions for shop-worn

shopworn

adjective
  1. the US word for shopsoiled
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Word Origin and History for shop-worn
adj.

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

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