has-been

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

Definition of has-been

: one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity

First Known Use of has-been

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Definition of has-been for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is no longer popular or successful



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