washed-up

adjective
\ ˈwȯsht-ˈəp How to pronounce washed-up (audio) , ˈwäsht-\

Definition of washed-up

: no longer successful, skillful, popular, or needed washed-up athletes a washed-up actor

Synonyms & Antonyms for washed-up

Synonyms

decadent, decayed, degenerate, effete, overripe

Antonyms

undecadent

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First Known Use of washed-up

1928, in the meaning defined above

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washed-up

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of washed-up

: no longer successful, popular, or needed

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