In Baghdad, where women had once worn miniskirts, they were told to cover up.
Hair may not be cut, shaved or worn in a way that results in unnatural patterns, designs or styles.
The diamond Prince of Wales feathers brooch was modified by Diana to be worn as a necklace.
Since then, two party standard bearers, both of them losers, have worn facial hair.
No 19th-century gown was worn as he greeted me and we settled around his dining room table.
These may have been worn by King Agamemnon, or by the Trojan warriors.
But they were an old race, and they were worn out by centuries of hard work.
Now that the burning of the ginger had worn off, he was as bad as ever.
There was a report that she had first worn it at her christening; the report originated with herself.
They were said by the man with the gun in the uniform like the one worn by Elston.
c.1500, from adjectival use of past participle of wear (v.); from Old English geworen (see wear). Worn-out "exhausted by use" is attested from 1610s in reference to things, c.1700 in reference to persons.
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."