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Monday, December 02, 2002

Definitions for wayworn

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

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Citations for wayworn
Suppose some of the boys had seen me coming through Canterbury, wayworn and ragged, and should find me out? Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, 1850
She says that you do not know it; but she intreats you to remember a pilgrim girl, whom you once received at your castle, and whom you pitied; a sun-burnt, way-worn creature who said that she was on the way to Rome. Mary Shelley, Valperga, 1823
Origin of wayworn
Wayworn came to English in the 1770s and finds its roots in the Old English weg and werian.