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passe

1

[ pahs ]

noun

, French.
  1. the numbers 19 through 36 in roulette.


passé

2

[ pa-sey; French pah-sey ]

adjective

  1. no longer fashionable, in wide use, etc.; out-of-date; outmoded: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.

    Synonyms: quaint, démodé, old-fashioned

  2. past:

    time passé.

  3. past the prime of one's life.

noun

, plural pas·sés [pa-, seyz, pah-, sey].
  1. Ballet. a movement in which one leg passes behind or in front of the other.

passé

/ ˈpɑseɪ; ˈpɑːseɪ; pɑse /

adjective

  1. out-of-date

    passé ideas

  2. past the prime; faded

    a passé society beauty



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Word History and Origins

Origin of passe1

Literally, “passing, pass”

Origin of passe2

1765–75; < French, past participle of passer to pass

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Word History and Origins

Origin of passe1

C18: from French, past participle of passer to pass

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Example Sentences

Shaving your head is passe and even tattoos are fading as a personalized cultural statement.

This can be done still easier by using strips of passe-partout binding, or strips used for binding lantern slides.

Depuis l'arrive n'y eust mention que de festins, rcrations et passe-temps de diverses manires.

Upon yon heighte we now shalle stand to sighte ye as ye passe.

As far as can be gathered from recent research the passe-guard is a reinforcing piece for the right elbow, used for jousting.

"Perhaps I'd better not get out those passe-partouted Gibson pictures," began Nance a little doubtfully.

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