has-been

noun

ˈhaz-ˌbin How to pronounce has-been (audio)
-ˌben,
 chiefly British  -ˌbēn
: one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity

Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of has-been was in 1606

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“Has-been.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/has-been. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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has-been

noun
ˈhaz-ˌbin
: one that has passed the peak of ability, power, or popularity

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