déclassé

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French déclassé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

déclassé (comparative more déclassé, superlative most déclassé)

  1. Degraded from one's social class.
    • 2007, John Burrow, A History of Histories, Penguin 2009, p. 110:
      Having married a plebian and so become déclassée, the daughter of a patrician was barred by the patrician matrons from sacrifices at the shrine of Patrician Chastity ‘in the cattle market by the round temple of Hercules’.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine form déclassée is often used with female subjects.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

déclassé m (feminine déclassée, masculine plural déclassés, feminine plural déclassées)

  1. past participle of déclasser

Adjective[edit]

déclassé m (feminine déclassée, masculine plural déclassés, feminine plural déclassées)

  1. (literally) stricken from the classification, no longer listed
  2. outcast, expelled

Noun[edit]

déclassé m (plural déclassés, feminine déclassée)

  1. An outcast, reject, pariah

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