footworn


footworn

footworn [foo t-wawrn, -wohrn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. worn down by the feet: a footworn pavement.
  2. footsore.

Origin of footworn First recorded in 1785–95; foot + worn Examples from the Web for footworn Historical Examples of footworn

  • Night after night they played their fiddles and danced till dawn on their footworn puncheon floors.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • It is a charming place, rather shabby and footworn, as befits a strictly popular resort, but with a character all its own.

    Lippincott’s Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877

    Various

  • The corkscrew stairway, broken and footworn though it is, seems infinitely less perilous.

    Cheerful–By Request

    Edna Ferber

  • British Dictionary definitions for footworn footworn adjective

    1. Also: footweary footsore
    2. worn away by the feeta footworn staircase

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