passé

adjective pas·sé \ pa-ˈsā \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018
1 : past one's prime
2 a : outmoded
b : behind the times

Examples of passé in a Sentence

  1. That style of music is now considered passé.

  2. that literary style is a bit passé nowadays

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Origin and Etymology of passé

French, from past participle of passer

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passé

  • : no longer fashionable or popular


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