has-been

noun
\ ˈhaz-ˌbin How to pronounce has-been (audio) , -ˌben, chiefly British -ˌbēn \

Definition of has-been

: one that has passed the peak of effectiveness or popularity

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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 16 May. 2021.

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has-been

noun

English Language Learners Definition of has-been

informal : a person who is no longer popular or successful

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