adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of déclasser to declass Date: 1887 1. fallen or lowered in class, rank, or social position 2. of inferior status

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  • déclassé — déclassé, ée [ deklase ] adj. et n. • 1834; de déclasser 1 ♦ Rare Qui n appartient plus à sa classe sociale, mais à une classe inférieure. N. (1856) Cour. Un déclassé, une déclassée. 2 ♦ Sport Qu on a déclassé. Qui est en compétition avec d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • declasse — 1887, from Fr. déclassé, pp. of déclasser to cause to lose class, from de , privative prefix (see DE (Cf. de )) + classer to class (see CLASS (Cf. class)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • déclassé — index discard Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • déclassé — déclassé, ée (dé klâ sé, sée) part. passé. Ôté hors de sa classe …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • déclassé — [dā΄klä sā′] adj. [Fr, pp. of déclasser, to cause to lose class: see DE & CLASS1] having lost class; lowered in social status …   English World dictionary

  • déclassé — /day kla say , klah /; Fr. /day klah say /, adj. 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. [1885 1890; < F,… …   Universalium

  • déclassé —    (day klah SAY) [French] Lowered or diminished in rank; reduced in position or social status.    Are the Hamptons becoming déclassé as a summer gathering place? …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • déclassé — adjective Degraded from ones social class. 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… …   Wiktionary

  • declasse — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking high station or birth: baseborn, common, declassed, humble, ignoble, lowly, mean2, plebeian, unwashed, vulgar. Archaic: base2. See OVER …   English dictionary for students

  • declasse — adj. of inferior status; lowered in rank or social class …   English contemporary dictionary

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