Definition of manqué adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    manqué

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//mɑŋˈkeɪ//
     
     
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  1. 1(following nouns)
  2. 2(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.
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