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-Short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one's aspirations or talents —used postpositively.
-Having failed to become what one might have been; unfulfilled.
-Someone who has not had the opportunity to do a particular job, despite having the ability to do it.
From French, from past participle of manquer to lack, fail, from Italian mancare, from manco lacking, left-handed, from Latin, having a crippled hand, probably from manus. First Known Use: 1773
Used in a sentence:
“Despite all of his training, the chef manqué just couldn’t get a job at his favorite restaurant, not even as prep cook.”
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