Definition of passé
1 : past one's prime
2a : outmodedb : behind the times
Examples of passé in a Sentence
That style of music is now considered passé.
that literary style is a bit passé nowadays
Recent Examples of passé from the Web
Democrats, led by presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, declared their jobs passe.
There’s no real rhyme or reason for one ingredient to be popular while another is considered passe.
Running a profitable business is somewhat passe in Silicon Valley.
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Origin and Etymology of passé
French, from past participle of passer
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
PASSÉ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of passé for English Language Learners
: no longer fashionable or popular
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