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washed-up

washed-up
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosht-uhp, wawsht-]
    • /ˈwɑːʃt ʌp/
    • /wɒʃt ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosht-uhp, wawsht-]
    • /ˈwɑːʃt ʌp/

Definitions of washed-up word

  • adjective washed-up done for; having failed completely. 1
  • adjective washed-up No longer capable, effective or needed; over the hill. 0

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Origin of washed-up

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Washed-up

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

washed-up popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for washed-up

adj washed-up

  • all in — If you say that you are all in, you mean that you are extremely tired.
  • burnt-out — Burnt-out vehicles or buildings have been so badly damaged by fire that they can no longer be used.
  • dog-tired — utterly exhausted; worn out.
  • done for — past participle of do1 .

adjective washed-up

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