has-been


has–been

noun \ˈhaz-ˌbin, -ˌben, chiefly British -ˌbēn\

: a person who is no longer popular or successful

Full Definition of HAS-BEEN

:  one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity

First Known Use of HAS-BEEN

1606

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