Definitions

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

  • adjective That once was; former.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having been formerly; former: as, one's quondam friend; a quondam schoolmaster.
  • noun A person formerly in an office; a person ejected from an office or a position.

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

  • adjective Having been formerly; former; sometime.
  • noun rare A person dismissed or ejected from a position.

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

  • adjective former; once; at one time

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective belonging to some prior time

Etymologies

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

[Latin, from quom, when; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

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Latin quondam

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