shopworn

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: shop-worn

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shop +‎ worn

Adjective[edit]

shopworn (comparative more shopworn, superlative most shopworn)

  1. Having been used, as a sample item in a retail store.
    The handbag looks nice, but shopworn.
  2. (figuratively) Not fresh; tired or cliché.
    • 26 June 2014, A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together[1]
      New York is positioned as the third protagonist—literally, as the characters repeatedly tell each other. Recycled aerial footage of the city underlines just how generic this particular insight is. The whole film is like that, its dialogue constantly poking fun and calling attention to the shopworn conventions.
  3. Faded.

Synonyms[edit]