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English definition of “shop-soiled”


adjective     /ˈʃɒp.sɔɪld/ US  /ˈʃɑːp-/ UK (US shopworn)
If goods sold in shops are shop-soiled, they are slightly dirty or damaged and therefore reduced in price.In bad condition
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