April 01, 2013
jaded (adjective)
\JAY-dud\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: feeling or showing a lack of interest and excitement caused by having done or experienced too much of something
How do you use it?
My little sister was excited to ride the roller coaster, but I had been on it so many times that I was a little jaded about it.
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Where does the word "jaded" come from?

We're excited to tell you that the correct answer today is D!. The adjective "jaded" came into English around 1600 from the earlier noun "jade," which referred to a worn-out or broken-down horse. (We don't know where the earlier "jade" came from, but we do know it appeared in English in the 14th century.) "Jaded" first meant "exhausted," but quickly gained the meaning of "not interested or excited because of having done something too much." That second meaning is now its most common meaning.
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