déclassé

adjective
dé·​clas·​sé | \ ˌdā-ˌkla-ˈsā How to pronounce déclassé (audio) , -ˌklä- \

Definition of déclassé

1 : fallen or lowered in class, rank, or social position
2 : of inferior status

Examples of déclassé in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In China, Pabst beer, which is cheap and declasse stateside, is reformulated as Blue Ribbon 1844 and sells for roughly $50 a bottle. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of déclassé

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for déclassé

French, from past participle of déclasser to declass

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The first known use of déclassé was in 1887

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“Déclassé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9class%C3%A9. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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