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

 

manqué

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmɒŋkeɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːŋˈkeɪ//
 
 
jump to other results
(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