shop-soiled
adjective Date: 1898 British shopworn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shop-soiled — ˈshop soiled adjective COMMERCE shop soiled goods are slightly damaged or dirty because they have been in a shop for a long time; = shopworn AmE: • There are greatly reduced one off prices on goods that are shop soiled. * * * shop soiled UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • shop-soiled — adj BrE 1.) a product that is shop soiled is slightly damaged or dirty because it has been in a shop for a long time American Equivalent: shopworn ▪ shop soiled goods 2.) an idea that is shop soiled is no longer interesting because it has been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop-soiled — UK [ˈʃɒp ˌsɔɪld] US [ˈʃɑp ˌsɔɪld] adjective british shop soiled goods are cheaper than normal because they are slightly damaged or dirty Thesaurus: broken, torn or damagedsynonym dirtysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • shop-soiled — (N. Amer. shopworn) ► ADJECTIVE Brit. ▪ (of an article) made dirty or imperfect by being displayed or handled in a shop …   English terms dictionary

  • shop|soiled — «SHOP SOYLD», adjective. British. shopworn: »shopsoiled bargains …   Useful english dictionary

  • shop-soiled — [ ʃap ,sɔıld ] adjective BRITISH SHOPWORN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shop-soiled — adjective BrE 1 something that is shop soiled is slightly damaged or dirty because it has been in a shop for a long time; shopworn AmE 2 an idea that is shop soiled is no longer interesting because it has been discussed many times before: the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop-soiled — / ʃɒp sɔɪld/ adjective dirty because of having been on display in a shop ● These items are shop soiled and cannot be sold at full price …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • shop-soiled — UK [ˈʃɒp ˌsɔɪld] / US [ˈʃɑp ˌsɔɪld] adjective British shop soiled goods are cheaper than normal because they are slightly damaged or dirty …   English dictionary

  • shop-soiled — adjective Soiled from display in a shop; shopworn. All Tuesday week afternoon she was hunting to match that chenille but at last she found what she wanted at Clerys summer sales, the very it, slightly shopsoiled but you would never notice …   Wiktionary

  • shop-soiled — adjective Brit. (of an article) made dirty or imperfect by being displayed or handled in a shop …   English new terms dictionary

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