Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Low or lowered in class, rank, or social position.
  • adjective Characteristic of the lower classes; of low social status.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as declassed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective reduced or fallen in status, social position, class or rank; fallen from a high status or rank to a lower one.
  • adjective of inferior grade, rank, status, or prestige.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Degraded from one's social class.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, past participle of déclasser, to lower in class : dé-, down (from Latin dē-; see de–) + classe, class; see class.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French déclassé.

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  • Something that lowers one in social status.

    May 11, 2008