[wosht-out, wawsht-]
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Origin of washed-out

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for washed-out

Contemporary Examples of washed-out

  • We live in a washed-out PC world where nobody in government wants to say the wrong thing so they say nothing at all.

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    An American in Full

    Jonathan Alter

    December 14, 2010

Historical Examples of washed-out

  • She had a faded, washed-out look, and her hair was thinning out.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Yes, he said; I know that they have a washed-out and ridiculous appearance.

  • Allingham handed her the slip of washed-out paper that still lay on his desk.

    A Woman for Mayor

    Helen M. Winslow

  • Our men have become pulpy, washed-out, sore-corroded shadows of men.

  • The trail was an old one, and the sloping, washed-out rut was deep.