passé

adjective
pas·​sé | \pa-ˈsā \

Definition of passé 

1 : past one's prime

2a : outmoded

b : behind the times

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Examples of passé in a Sentence

That style of music is now considered passé. that literary style is a bit passé nowadays

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So please settle this debate: Are critter shorts timeless or passe? Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "11 Burning Questions About Men’s Shorts, Answered," 8 May 2018 And inventive spirit has been passe here in Russia. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The World Cup of Boring Celebrations," 13 July 2018 Valdes balanced on one leg for what felt like eons, changing positions from arabesque to passe develope without the use of her partner, Patricio Reve. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Ballet Nacional de Cuba's 'Don Quixote' is unapologetically unrefreshed — and the dancing is glorious," 19 May 2018 The church may be polarized and waning, and conscience may be passe in the Trump era. The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board, sacbee, "Starbucks gets it. Roseanne doesn't. Racism won't fly in the new corporate America," 29 May 2018 For many millennials, that stigma is passe, and a band of progressive men is working diligently to shred it. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "More Men Are Wearing Makeup Than You Think—Here’s Why," 13 Apr. 2018 But Snapchat is stepping up its game to lure more people away from Facebook, the social media Goliath that is growing passe for the next generation of smartphone users. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "Say goodbye to your teen, Snapchat introduces 16-person video chats: report," 3 Apr. 2018 The concert goes beyond the TV years to when Flower Power and Beatlemania took over and Nelson was considered passe. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Brothers pay homage to dad Ricky Nelson with 'high-energy rock concert meets A&E biography'," 22 Mar. 2018 The idea of a regular boutique almost seems just as passe as malls are becoming. Isa Giallorenzo, Chicago Reader, "Style Anastasia Chatzka is closing her Ukie Village boutique this weekend but shall return," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of passé

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for passé

French, from past participle of passer

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The first known use of passé was in 1775

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passé

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of passé

: no longer fashionable or popular

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