She coiffed her hair and wore high heels to run errands; she matched her kitchen wallpaper to her China pattern.
The Jean-Paul Gaultier top she wore for sight-seeing drew as much heat as the price of the trip.
More should have been expected from the teenager who wore a shirt emblazoned with “Killer” at his sentencing.
He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
All three children were wrapped in black scarves and wore yellow shirts and sweatpants without robes.
It seems even now as if it did look like you, but it might have been because it was like the Tam you wore.
All that he touched and ate and wore and used was of the same material Absolute.
"I didn't know you wore a collar any more, Ham," said Austen.
The little Htel Bardol wore a look of cheerfulness and welcome, nevertheless.
Such trifles were too dainty for the soldier's life—but he wore them next his heart.
Old English werian "to clothe, put on," from Proto-Germanic *wazjanan (cf. Old Norse verja, Old High German werian, Gothic gawasjan "to clothe"), from PIE *wes- "to clothe" (cf. Sanskrit vaste "he puts on," vasanam "garment;" Avestan vah-; Greek esthes "clothing," hennymi "to clothe," eima "garment;" Latin vestire "to clothe;" Welsh gwisgo, Breton gwiska; Old English wæstling "sheet, blanket;" Hittite washshush "garments," washanzi "they dress").
The Germanic forms "were homonyms of the vb. for 'prevent, ward off, protect' (Goth. warjan, O.E. werian, etc.), and this was prob. a factor in their early displacement in most of the Gmc. languages" [Buck]. Shifted from a weak verb (past tense and past participle wered) to a strong one (past tense wore, past participle worn) in 14c. on analogy of rhyming strong verbs such as bear and tear.
Secondary sense of "use up, gradually damage" (late 13c.) is from effect of continued use on clothes. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s.
"action of wearing" (clothes), mid-15c., from wear (v.). Meaning "what one wears" is 1570s. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s, implying the sense "process of being degraded by use."