Definition of manqué adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒŋkeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːŋˈkeɪ//
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(following nouns) (from French, formal or humorous) used to describe a person who hoped to follow a particular career but who failed in it or never tried it He's really an artist manqué.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manqué