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déclassé

[dey-kla-sey, -klah-; French dey-klah-sey] /ˌdeɪ klæˈseɪ, -klɑ-; French deɪ klɑˈseɪ/
adjective
1.
reduced to or having low or lower status:
a once-chic restaurant that had become completely déclassé.
2.
reduced or belonging to a lower or low social class, position, or rank.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-1890; < French, past participle of déclasser. See de-, class
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British Dictionary definitions for déclassé

déclassé

/French deklɑse/
adjective
1.
having lost social standing or status Also (feminine) déclassée
Word Origin
C19: from French déclasser to declass
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Word Origin and History for déclassé

declasse

adj.

1887, from French déclassé, past participle of déclasser "to cause to lose class," from de-, privative prefix (see de-) + classer "to class" (see class).

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