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shopworn

[shop-wawrn, ‐wohrn] /ˈʃɒpˌwɔrn, ‐ˌwoʊrn/
adjective
1.
worn or marred, as goods exposed and handled in a store.
2.
trite; hackneyed.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; shop + worn
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Examples for shopworn
  • Its principal misfortune is that its stock is shopworn.
  • If she expected to see a shopworn idol, she was in for a surprise.
  • In hindsight, that notion seems a bit shopworn anyway.
  • shopworn pretentious phraseology can be distracting if not actually repelling to a reader.
British Dictionary definitions for shopworn

shopworn

/ˈʃɒpˌwɔːn/
adjective
1.
the US word for shopsoiled
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