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WORSTED, participle passive Defeated; overthrown.

WORSTED, noun WUSTED. [The origin of this word is uncertain. It is usually supposed to take its name from a town in England or in Flanders; but in Norman, worstetz is mentioned; as lit de morstetz, a bed of worsted ] Yarn spun from combed wool; a particular kind of woolen yarn.

WORSTED, adjective Consisting of worsted; made of worsted yarn; as worsted stockings.