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shopworn meaning

[ 'ʃɔpwɔ:n ] Pronunciation:   "shopworn" in a sentence
  • Adjective: shopworn  'shóp`worn
    Usage: N. Amer (=shop-soiled)
    1. Worn or faded from being on display in a store
      "shopworn merchandise at half price"
      - shop-soiled [Brit] 
    2. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
      - banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, shop-soiled [Brit]

    See also: unoriginal, worn


  • [American slang]
    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.

  • [Business]
    AmE / adjective (AmE)

    (Commerce ) = SHOP-SOILED

Examples

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  1. he was fat and looked shopworn around the nose and mouth.
  2. Wolf agrees that Southern California has grown shopworn as a backdrop.
  3. But it is just about as wrong as it is shopworn.
  4. In any event, it all seems shopworn by now.
  5. Yes, the analogy is as shopworn as Robert Parish's elbows.

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