quondam

[ kwon-duh m, -dam ]
/ ˈkwɒn dəm, -dæm /

adjective

former; onetime: his quondam partner.

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Origin of quondam

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1580–90
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quondam
/ (ˈkwɒndæm) /

adjective

(prenominal) of an earlier time; formerher quondam lover

Word Origin for quondam

C16: from Latin adv: formerly
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