[ wey-wawrn, -wohrn ]

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

Origin of wayworn

First recorded in 1770–80; way1 + worn

Words Nearby wayworn

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How to use wayworn in a sentence

  • We have had a most romantic journey, arriving in health, though wayworn, much of our ride having been in wagons.

    Bertha and Her Baptism | Nehemiah Adams
  • A flash of joy and recognition leaped into his eyes as he beheld the wayworn figure in one of the antique carved oak chairs.

    Under False Pretences | Adeline Sergeant
  • So many indeed were the months that the wayworn Pilgrim, himself, came at last to forget their number.

    The Uncrowned King | Harold Bell Wright
  • Suppose some of the boys had seen me coming through Canterbury, wayworn and ragged, and should find me out?

  • When you came to me, a little runaway boy, all dusty and wayworn, perhaps I thought so.

British Dictionary definitions for wayworn


/ (ˈweɪˌwɔːn) /

  1. rare worn or tired by travel: footsore and wayworn

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