What does the word quondam mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Former.

Usage examples for quondam

  1. As a rule, the marriage- contract is " good for this season only," and the wife and children bid their quondam husband and father farewell, smiling at him with neither animosity nor reproach as the boats go out. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  2. It appeared that he had been highly popular among his quondam guests. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  3. Your quondam friend, sir, and rival in love, the farmer Craig Nicol. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables