forworn

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EtymologyEdit

Past participle of forwear (to wear out), from Middle English forweren (to wear out), equivalent to for- +‎ worn. Compare Middle English forwerd, forwered (forworn), Old English forwered, forwerod, forweren, forweoron, forworen (worn out, decrepit).

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AdjectiveEdit

forworn (comparative more forworn, superlative most forworn)

  1. (rare or archaic) worn-out
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      A silly man, in simple weeds forworn
  2. (rare or archaic) exhausted
  3. (rare or archaic) decayed

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VerbEdit

forworn

  1. past participle of forwear