As someone or something was previously called: former Sex Pistol John Lydon (Rotten, as was)
More example sentences
- He was very friendly and turned out to have gone to the London College of Communication (or London School of Printing, as was) himself, which is always useful when arranging work experience.
- I was in Yugoslavia, as was, at the time.
Definition of as/that was in:
- The US English dictionary