quondam

quondam

[kwon-duhm, -dam]
adjective
former; onetime: his quondam partner.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin

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quondam (ˈkwɒndæm)
 
adj
(prenominal) of an earlier time; former: her quondam lover
 
[C16: from Latin adv: formerly]

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quondam
1530s, from L., lit. "formerly," used in English as a noun meaning "former holder of some office or position."
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