quondam


quon·dam

adjective \ˈkwän-dəm, -ˌdam\

Definition of QUONDAM

:  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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