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déclassé

[ dey-kla-sey, -klah-; French dey-klah-sey ]
/ ˌdeɪ klæˈseɪ, -klɑ-; French deɪ klɑˈseɪ /
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adjective
reduced to or having low or lower status: a once-chic restaurant that had become completely déclassé.
reduced or belonging to a lower or low social class, position, or rank.
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Origin of déclassé

1885–1890; <French, past participle of déclasser.See de-, class
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British Dictionary definitions for déclassé

déclassé
/ (French deklɑse) /

adjective
having lost social standing or statusAlso (feminine): déclassée

Word Origin for déclassé

C19: from French déclasser to declass
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