1. past participle of outwear
    My sister gave away her shoes from when she was little, having outworn them.


outworn (comparative more outworn, superlative most outworn)

  1. no longer usable
  2. worn out
    • a. 1618, Raleigh, Sir Walter, The 21st and Last Book of the Ocean, to Cynthia:
      Unlasting passion, soon outworn conceit,
      Whereon I built, and on so dureless trust!
    • 1933 January, Howard, Robert E[rvin], “The Scarlet Citadel”, in Weird Tales, volume 21, number 1, epigraph ("The Road of Kings"):
      Gleaming shell of an outworn lie; fable of Right divine—
      You gained your crowns by heritage, but Blood was the price of mine.
    • 1960 August, L. Hyland, “The Irish Scene”, in Trains Illustrated, page 467:
      Side by side with the dieselisation of C.I.E., the replacement of outworn carriages by modern steel stock was initiated.
  3. out of date


Further readingEdit

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