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Monday, January 10, 2000

Definitions for quondam

  1. Having been formerly; former; sometime.

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Citations for quondam
A quondam flower child, she spent seven years at the Royal College of Art, before becoming a lecturer at Edinburgh School of Art. , Independent
For the unregenerate "peasant" . . . had gone there with the successful glass distributor, shrewd investor, versatile talker, and quondam bon vivant whose motto was "The best is good enough for me." Ted Solotaroff, Truth Comes in Blows: A Memoir
Origin of quondam
1580-1590
Quondam comes from the Latin quondam, "formerly," from quom, "when."