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

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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“Déclassé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/d%C3%A9class%C3%A9. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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