declasse


declasse

adjective

  1. reduced to or having low or lower status: a once-chic restaurant that had become completely déclassé.
  2. reduced or belonging to a lower or low social class, position, or rank.

adjective

  1. having lost social standing or statusAlso (feminine): déclassée
adj.

1887, from French déclassé, past participle of déclasser “to cause to lose class,” from de-, privative prefix (see de-) + classer “to class” (see class).

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