shopworn
adjective Date: 1838 1. faded, soiled, or otherwise impaired by remaining too long in a store 2. stale from excessive use or familiarity <
shopworn clichés
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3. worn-out <
a shopworn veteran
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shopworn — shop‧worn [ˈʆɒpwɔːn ǁ ˈʆɑːpwɔːrn] adjective COMMERCE shopworn goods are slightly damaged or dirty because they have been in a shop for a long time; = shop soiled Bre * * * shopworn UK US /ˈʃɒpwɔːn/ adjective US COMMERCE ► SHOP SOILED( …   Financial and business terms

  • Shopworn — Shop worn , a. Somewhat worn or damaged by having been kept for a time in a shop. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shopworn — index stale, trite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shopworn — *trite, hackneyed, stereotyped, threadbare Analogous words: wasted (see HAGGARD): attenuated, diluted, thinned (see THIN vb): antiquated, obsolete, archaic (see OLD) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shopworn — [shäp′wôrn΄] adj. 1. soiled, faded, etc. from having been displayed in a shop 2. drab, dull, trite, etc …   English World dictionary

  • shopworn — shop|worn [ˈʃɔpwo:n US ˈʃa:pwo:rn] adj AmE 1.) a product that is shopworn is slightly damaged or dirty because it has been in a shop for a long time British Equivalent: shop soiled 2.) an idea that is shopworn is no longer interesting because it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shopworn — Infobox Film name = Shopworn image size = caption = director = Nick Grinde producer = Harry Cohn writer = Sarah Y. Mason (story and screenplay) Jo Swirling Robert Riskin starring = Barbara Stanwyck Regis Toomey music = cinematography = editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • shopworn — {adj.} A piece of merchandise that is offered below the usual price because it is slightly damaged or soiled. * /Although shopworn, the jacket was perfectly usable, so he eagerly bought it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shopworn — {adj.} A piece of merchandise that is offered below the usual price because it is slightly damaged or soiled. * /Although shopworn, the jacket was perfectly usable, so he eagerly bought it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shopworn — adjective a) used, as a sample item in a retail store The handbag looks nice, but shopworn. b) not fresh; tired or cliché …   Wiktionary

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