[ wosht-out, wawsht- ]
/ ˈwɒʃtˈaʊt, ˈwɔʃt- /
faded, especially from washing.
- weary; exhausted.
- tired-looking; wan.
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Origin of washed-out
First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for washed-out
adjective (washed-out when prenominal)
faded or colourless
exhausted, esp when being pale in appearance
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Idioms and Phrases with washed-out
Faded in color; also, lacking animation. For example, This carpet is all washed out from the sun, or He looks all washed out. [Late 1700s; early 1800s] Also see wash out, def. 3.
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