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shopworn

[ shop-wawrn, ‐wohrn ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌwɔrn, ‐ˌwoʊrn /
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adjective

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

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Origin of shopworn

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

shopworn
/ (ˈʃɒpˌwɔːn) /

adjective

the US word for shopsoiled
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