from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That once was; former: "the quondam drunkard, now perfectly sober” ( Bret Harte).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. former; once; at one time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having been formerly; former; sometime.
- n. A person dismissed or ejected from a position.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having been formerly; former: as, one's quondam friend; a quondam schoolmaster.
- n. A person formerly in an office; a person ejected from an office or a position.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. belonging to some prior time
Latin, from quom, when; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin quondam (Wiktionary)