Meaning of “has-been” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “has-been” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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has-beennoun [ C ]

us /ˈhæzˌbɪn/

a person who was famous, important, admired, or good at something in the past, but is no longer any of these:

She’s a has-been TV star.

(Definition of “has-been” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)