has-been
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhæz.biːn/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhæz.bɪn/
Noun

has-been

  1. (pejorative) A person, especially one formerly popular or influential, who continues in their field after their popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline.
    • 1986 (Jan 6), John Gantz, "Things Look Better in the Long View", InfoWorld, 7 (52) / 8 (1), page 19
      I think Apple Computer is a has-been.
Translations
  • French: has-been
  • German: ehemalige Größe
  • Portuguese: ex-famoso
  • Russian: челове́к, потеря́вший былу́ю сла́ву
  • Spanish: ha-sido



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