Definition of shopworn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHäpˌwôrn/


North American
(Of an article) made dirty or imperfect by being displayed or handled in a store: he brought out some shopworn lettuce figurative he appraised his brown but slightly shopworn body in the mirror
More example sentences
  • His bag of tricks is so small, and so shopworn, it's almost as if he's writing the same column every week.
  • The rhetoric that accompanies high-minded discussions of the deficit has grown shopworn.
  • These strategies, I would argue, are entirely familiar and slightly shopworn.

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Syllabification: shop·worn

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