A dysfunctional family that was once functional, a disowned family, and/or a term used by family member who wishes to speak of his family in a past tense.
"I don't talk to my formerly anymore"; "I haven't seen a member of my formerly for a long time now."; "I come from a dysfunctional formerly".
by Gskala01 March 22, 2008
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I used to bang Megan but now she's just a formerly enjoyed companion.
by Howell June 1, 2007
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If someone is “formerly verified” it means they are a white supremacist. The term was coined by Stephen Colbert after hearing Twitter was removing the blue check mark from white supremacist accounts
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Prince's name is now written as a strange symbol he calls "the love symbol." As such he no longer goes by the name "Prince" and now insists on being referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
"Hey man have you heard that new Prince song?"
"Who's Prince?"
"You know who i mean, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Prince"
by RoomTemperature November 17, 2013
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A moniker for the recently renamed Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known as Sears Tower from 1973-2009.

Used by Chicagoans to avoid using the name Willis Tower.

Similar in structure to The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, which the music artist Prince crafted for legal reason to produce music outside the control of his corporate music label, until such time as he could regain his rightful name.
Passenger: Could you please take me to Willis Tower?
Cabbie: What you talkin bout, Willis?
Passenger: Oh, I'm sorry, I mean The Tower Formerly Known as Sears.
Cabbie: Sure.
by aslan8 July 28, 2009
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