[ toil-wawrn, -wohrn ]

  1. worn by toil: toilworn hands.

  2. worn out or aged by toil: a toilworn farmer.

Origin of toilworn

First recorded in 1745–55; toil1 + worn

Words Nearby toilworn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use toilworn in a sentence

  • First, the toilworn Craftsman that with earth-made Implement laboriously conquers the Earth, and makes her man's.

    Sartor Resartus | Thomas Carlyle
  • Hitherto his life had been poor and toilworn; but otherwise not ungenial, and, with all its distresses, by no means unhappy.

    Life of Robert Burns | Thomas Carlyle
  • First the toilworn Craftsman that with earth-made implement laboriously conquers the earth, and makes her man's.

    The Glory of English Prose | Stephen Coleridge
  • She was evidently a Scotch peasant girl, as indicated by the clothes she wore and by her hard, toilworn hands.

    The Day of Judgment | Joseph Hocking
  • And if their hands were toilworn and their clothes very old-fashioned, Mary did not care.

    Dolly's College Experiences | Mabel Cronise Jones