- (context, Shakespearian) A woman who is "no longer fresh" or who has lost her virginity.
- Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i, lines 59-60:
- : I stand dishonor'd, that have gone about
- : To link my dear friend to a common
- Having lost its freshness from age. Stale food, for instance, is food which is still edible but has lost its deliciousness.
- The steak is as as the beer.
- If you don't enter a room for some days, the air will become .
- No longer new; no longer interesting; established; old; as, stale news, a stale joke, etc.
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