Word of the Day Archive
Monday December 2, 2002
wayworn \WAY-worn\ , adjective:
Wearied by traveling.
The wayworn Battalions halt in the Avenue: they have, for the present, no wish so pressing as that of shelter and rest.
-- Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution
These beautiful and verdant recesses, running through and softening the rugged mountains, were cheering and refreshing to the wayworn travellers.
-- Washington Irving, Astoria
Wayworn is way (from Old English weg) + worn (from Old English werian).