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- adj. Alternative spelling of passé.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Past; gone by; hence, past one's prime; worn; faded.
- adj. Same as old-fashioned, a., 2.
- adj. Past; -- used appositively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variant of pasch.
- n. In embroidery, same as tambour-work.
- Past; out of use; faded; specifically, as said of persons, past the heyday of life.
- n. In roulette, a bet that the number will be one of those from 19 to 36.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. out of fashion
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The French call it passe-pierre; and I suspect its English name is a corruption of sang-pierre.
Plus they are becoming somewhat "passe" - being British I've seen them around for ages, just hitting over here I suppose but everyone I know back home sees them as a real "cliche" if you know what I mean, celebs here buy them just because of the label etc........
After all, Pota knows novels about novelists are "passe" -- like novels about unhappy marriages, dysfunctional families and war.
As for morality being "passe" -- that's an empty statement.
The resulting group is now working on a line of new products that go beyond the colorful Alienware boxes -- which Mr. Lewis calls "passe" -- by using new materials for their exteriors.
"Multi-tasking" was what they called it, before computers made the term passe & it's not unrecognized irony that brings the robotic to mind to attempt to squeeze the human element out of the equation almost entirely.
"The military stuff is kind of passe," Ms. Cummings said.
Carlos Bilardo, meanwhile, now Argentina's general manager, says Diego's pledge on 23 May to streak around Buenos Aires if they win the tournament was "passe".
| Reply | Permalink so everyone's pointed out how very "passe" this comparison is.
Predictably, internal pundits and apologists will begin comment that "well, this stuff that we aren't doing anymore really was never very important or worthwhile anyhow", and try to convince an increasingly self-absorbed public that settling for less, or a poor substitute, or none at all, is really the way to go after all, and that the old achievements are now in fact "passe".