has-been

[ haz-bin ]
/ ˈhæzˌbɪn /

noun

a person or thing that is no longer effective, successful, popular, etc.

Origin of has-been

First recorded in 1600–10
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has-been


noun

informal a person or thing that is no longer popular, successful, effective, etc
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