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quondam

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adjective quon·dam \ˈkwän-dəm, -ˌdam\

Definition of quondam

  1. :  former, sometime <a quondam friend>



Examples of quondam

  1. <a quondam oil baron now living comfortably in retirement>



Origin of quondam

Latin, at one time, formerly, from quom, cum when; akin to Latin qui who — more at who


First Known Use: 1539


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