Having fallen in social status: his parents were poor and déclassé
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- And any social stigma once associated with home-swapping as a déclassé activity has long since vanished.
- There's even a hierarchy of diet-trendiness: the Atkins is no longer considered chic, having become déclassé in the way that ubiquitous things always do, whether they're hair extensions, French manicures or ways to lose weight.
- It's going to the building of new community centers that'll dispense not so much the food and shelter thing (how déclassé!) but advice on how to sustain a marriage, how to enjoy family life, and how to build character and cultivate spirit.
late 19th century: French, 'removed from one's class, degraded', past participle of déclasser.
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