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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wair]
    • /wɛər/
    • /ˈweə.rər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wair]
    • /wɛər/

Definitions of wearer word

  • verb with object wearer to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like: to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise. 1
  • verb with object wearer to have or use on the person habitually: to wear a wig. 1
  • verb with object wearer to bear or have in one's aspect or appearance: to wear a smile; to wear an air of triumph. 1
  • verb with object wearer to cause (garments, linens, etc.) to deteriorate or change by wear: Hard use has worn these gloves. 1
  • verb with object wearer to impair, deteriorate, or consume gradually by use or any continued process: Long illness had worn the bloom from her cheeks. 1
  • verb with object wearer to waste or diminish gradually by rubbing, scraping, washing, etc.: The waves have worn these rocks. 1

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Origin of wearer

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (v.) Middle English weren to have (clothes) on the body, waste, damage, suffer waste or damage, Old English werian; cognate with Old Norse verja, Gothic wasjan to clothe; (noun) late Middle English were act of carrying on the body, derivative of the v.; akin to Latin vestis clothing (see vest)

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Parts of speech for Wearer


wearer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 50% 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.

wearer usage trend in Literature

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