Origin of defunct
Examples from the Web for defunct
Does this mean Bad Gal Ri-Ri's now defunct account on the social media site may have an effect on what people are buying?Elle Fanning and Kate Middleton Are Cousins; Tom Ford Talks Social Media Influence on Fashion|The Fashion Beast Team|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same time as I was studying, I was freelancing as a sub-editor for a national newspaper—the now defunct Sunday Tribune.
“The Democratic Party is just about defunct in the South,” he said.Democrats March on the South to Hold Senate Majority in 2014|David Freedlander|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Recent scrutiny—and the Japanese fallout—led to a suspension from his current job with the defunct ministry.Bullying Israeli Government Flack Sparks Diplomatic Row—Among Other Concerns|Noga Tarnopolsky|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sludge was sent by rail and spread around on a defunct resort ranch near Sierra Blanca.U.S. Drug and Immigration Checkpoints Take Toll on Border Towns|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Who could care for the pointless repartees of defunct Grand Dukes, or the meaningless caprices of long-buried Archduchesses?Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.|Charles James Lever
The friends of the defunct Louis Capet are conspiring in the midst of us every day.
Truly has it been said that there is something repulsive to human nature in the simple reproduction of defunct budgets.
To the satire about the defunct Pope many would, no doubt, also gladly listen, but Erasmus had to be careful about it.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga
I wish some of my soda-water-in-the-morning club friends could see me perspiring over a pair of pants, dorcassing a defunct sock.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
British Dictionary definitions for defunct
Word Origin for defunct
Word Origin and History for defunct
1590s, from Old French defunct (14c., Modern French defunt) or directly from Latin defunctus "dead," literally "off-duty," from past participle of defungi "to discharge, finish," from de- "off, completely" (see de-) + fungi "perform or discharge duty," from PIE root *bheug- (2) "to enjoy" (see brook (v.)).