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passé

[pa-sey; for 4 also French pah-sey] /pæˈseɪ; for 4 also French pɑˈseɪ/
adjective
1.
no longer fashionable, in wide use, etc.; out-of-date; outmoded:
There were many photographs of passé fashions. I thought hand-cranked pencil sharpeners were passé.
2.
past:
time passé.
3.
past the prime of one's life.
noun, plural passés
[pa-seyz; French pah-sey] /pæˈseɪz; French pɑˈseɪ/ (Show IPA)
4.
Ballet. a movement in which one leg passes behind or in front of the other.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < French, past participle of passer to pass
Synonyms
1. old-fashioned, démodé, quaint.
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British Dictionary definitions for passé

passé

/ˈpɑːseɪ; ˈpɑseɪ; French pɑse/
adjective
1.
out-of-date: passé ideas
2.
past the prime; faded: a passé society beauty
Word Origin
C18: from French, past participle of passer to pass
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Word Origin and History for passé

passe

adj.

1775, from French passé (fem. passée) "past, faded," past participle of passer "to pass" (see pass (v.)). Originally of a woman past the period of greatest beauty.

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