Definition of Quondam

1. Adjective. Belonging to some prior time. "Her quondam lover"

Exact synonyms: Erstwhile, Former, Old, One-time, Onetime, Sometime
Similar to: Past



Definition of Quondam

1. a. Having been formerly; former; sometime.

2. n. A person dismissed or ejected from a position.

Definition of Quondam

1. Adjective. former; once; at one time ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quondam

1. that once was [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quondam

quoist
quoists
quoit
quoited
quoiter
quoiters
quoiting
quoits
quoke
quokka
quokkas
quoll
quolls
quomodo
quomodos
quondam (current term)
quondam(a)
quonk
quonked
quonking
quonks
quook
quooke
quop
quopped
quopping
quops
quora
quorate
quorates

Literary usage of Quondam

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"quondam (Latin). Former. We say, He Me quondam ... former schoolfellow ; my quondam friend, the quondam candidate, etc, ; aUo the. quondam chancelier, etc. ..."

2. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"celebri quondam urbe et copiosa : vestros quondam nautas ... H. : quondam etiam victis redit in praecordia virtus, V.—Of the future, one day, some day: Hie ..."

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