Definition for THREAD'BARE

THREAD'BARE, a. [thread and bare.]

  1. Worn to the naked thread; having the nap worn off; as, a threadbare coat; threadbare clothes. Spenser. Dryden.
  2. Worn out; trite; hackneyed; used till it has lost its novelty or interest; as, a threadbare subject; state topics and threadbare quotations. Swift.

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