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Borrowing from French déclassé.
déclassé (comparative more déclassé, superlative most déclassé)
- Degraded from one's social class.
- 2007, John Burrow, A History of Histories, Penguin 2009, p. 110:
- Having married a plebian and so become déclassée, the daughter of a patrician was barred by the patrician matrons from sacrifices at the shrine of Patrician Chastity ‘in the cattle market by the round temple of Hercules’.
- The feminine form déclassée is often used with female subjects.