from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal One that is no longer famous, popular, successful, or useful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person, especially one formerly popular or influential, who continues in their field after their popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person, thing, belief, etc., that belongs exclusively to the past; something out of date or past use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is no longer popular
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Within a few years of having that gigantic show that’s actually been studied in sociology classes in universities for the impact it had on our culture—that show that was a training ground for people who learned enough to go on to massive careers—within a few years of that, I actually started to hear the word has-been whispered behind my back!
David Axelrod and the rest of the Obama team have far more important things to discuss and worry about than the future of a has-been former governor like Sarah Palin.
Exactly how many stories are you going to run about this has-been loser in one day? the truth
He's a has-been that never was***Who cares what you think?
Why does CNN insist on promoting the presidency of has-been Sarah Palin?
But you can always go do some VH1 reality show … they always look for has-been “celebrities”
All right, how much are you lot willing to bet that a Disney Channel star (or has-been, whatever you prefer) gets a leading role in a Marvel based movie?
This country is being bogged down by all of these OLD, ALL WHITE, has-been hacks that should have been LONG – GONE years ago!
Tough words are just words and so far all Obama has-been is talk BLA BLA BLA OBAMA has never told the truth, Ill wait for his actions.
Dodd can brush aside Ed Marcus as a has-been if he wants to, but it doesn't change the facts.