[wey-wawrn, -wohrn]


worn or wearied by travel: She was wayworn after the long trip.

Origin of wayworn

First recorded in 1770–80; way1 + worn
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Examples from the Web for wayworn

Historical Examples of wayworn

  • How have you heart for any tune, You with the wayworn russet shoon?

  • There she found an old man, wearied and wayworn, who had lain down on some hay.


    Clifton Johnson

  • The cow-herd took the wayworn fugitive in, and gave him food and shelter.

  • The aspect of this river and its vicinity was cheering to the wayworn and hungry travellers.


    Washington Irving

  • Care beset the wayworn travelers, as to when they should go to bed and rest them.

British Dictionary definitions for wayworn



rare worn or tired by travelfootsore and wayworn
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