passe

[ pahs ]
/ pɑs /

noun French.

the numbers 19 through 36 in roulette.

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Origin of passe

literally, passing, pass

Definition for passe (2 of 2)

passé
[ pa-sey; for 4 also French pah-sey ]
/ pæˈseɪ; for 4 also French pɑˈseɪ /

adjective

no longer fashionable, in wide use, etc.; out-of-date; outmoded: There were many photographs of passé fashions. I thought hand-cranked pencil sharpeners were passé.
past: time passé.
past the prime of one's life.

noun, plural pas·sés [pa-seyz; French pah-sey]. /pæˈseɪz; French pɑˈseɪ/.

Ballet. a movement in which one leg passes behind or in front of the other.

Origin of passé

1765–75; <French, past participle of passer to pass
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British Dictionary definitions for passe

passé
/ (ˈpɑːseɪ, ˈpɑseɪ, French pɑse) /

adjective

out-of-datepassé ideas
past the prime; fadeda passé society beauty

Word Origin for passé

C18: from French, past participle of passer to pass
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