Definition of shopworn in English:


Syllabification: shop·worn
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
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    • 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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