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See also: declasse and déclasse

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French déclassé.

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AdjectiveEdit

déclassé (comparative more déclassé, superlative most déclassé)

  1. 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’.

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Usage notesEdit

  • The feminine form déclassée is often used with female subjects.

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VerbEdit

déclassé m (feminine singular déclassée, masculine plural déclassés, feminine plural déclassées)

  1. past participle of déclasser

AdjectiveEdit

déclassé (feminine singular déclassée, masculine plural déclassés, feminine plural déclassées)

  1. (literally) stricken from the classification, no longer listed
  2. outcast, expelled

NounEdit

déclassé m (plural déclassés, feminine déclassée)

  1. An outcast, reject, pariah

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