[ dee-klas, -klahs ]
See synonyms for: declassdeclassed on

verb (used with object)
  1. to remove or degrade from one's social class, position, or rank; lower in status.

Origin of declass

From the French word déclasser, dating back to 1885–90. See de-, class

Words Nearby declass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use declass in a sentence

  • In 1905 declass had had to go because the German Emperor wished it.

    My Memoirs | Marguerite Steinheil
  • A man, a suspicious character, a declass, hears or discovers that there are important political documents in my house.

    My Memoirs | Marguerite Steinheil

British Dictionary definitions for declass


/ (diːˈklɑːs) /

  1. (tr) to lower in social status or position; degrade

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