passe

passe

[pahs]
noun French.
the numbers 19 through 36 in roulette.
Compare manque.


Origin:
literally, passing, pass

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passé

[pa-sey; for 4 also French pah-sey]
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no longer fashionable, in wide use, etc.; out-of-date; outmoded: There were many photographs of passé fashions.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] .
4.
Ballet. a movement in which one leg passes behind or in front of the other.

Origin:
1765–75; < French, past participle of passer to pass


1. old-fashioned, démodé, quaint.
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passé (ˈpɑːseɪ, ˈpɑseɪ, French pɑse)
 
adj
1.  out-of-date: passé ideas
2.  past the prime; faded: a passé society beauty
 
[C18: from French, past participle of passer to pass]

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passe
1775, from Fr. passé (fem. passée) "past, faded," pp. of passer "to pass." Originally of a woman past the period of greatest beauty.
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