A person who was once great at something is a now a shell of his/herself.
Man Tracy McGrady was so good 10 years ago, now he is all washed up.

Jerry Stackhouse was such a great player. To bad he's just an old washed up fringe player now.
by Jr404040 January 6, 2015
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A person that finishes high school becoming irrelevant. Never hear from them again, basically a loser living a new boring life with no dramas.
What ever happend to James?”
“Oh he’s some washed up cunt now.. who knows”
by Big Nate the Great October 14, 2018
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Washed up his gone for life or doing long time (jail...prison..etc)
The cellmate got washed up somebody snitch on him and now serving a life sentence is an example
by Bionic dude January 12, 2019
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A person who was once great at partying and kick ons and never let the boys down but is now a shell of himself.
Man that Peter Jonson was a legend a couple years ago, now he is all washed up.

He will go to paramatta Albion hotel for an over 45’s event but won’t come to the hectic festivals with the boys. Man he is a washed up cunt
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(noun) A person who has been spat out of a city, a career, an endeavor, (or anything of the like, usually of a status that is generally perceived as "higher") and is back down to the level of normal people. Originates from the concept of an ocean's waves "washing up" the junk (i.e., seaweed, starfish, beachwood, plastic, debris, dead fish, etc.) onto the shore after having been spat out of the ocean.
After pursuing acting in Los Angeles with mediocre success, he came back home to Kansas, where the folks thought of him as somewhat of a celebrity, but deep down, he knew he was just an LA wash-up.

She lost the congressional race, was booted from her incumbent seat, and had to pack her bags and go back to being a regular old civilian. She tried her best to not make a big presence or be seen much in her hometown, lest her community members recognize her as the political wash-up that she now is.
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Something that has once had it's peak of greatness far too long ago, and is now still being over used, over played, and is still spoon fed through the media, even though it's gotten extremely old, bland, worn out, and is just sad to still see around.
When is Korn going to quit churning out new albums? Korn, and the entire nu-metal genre is washed up, when will they ever just let them die?!?
by Ru1ner March 18, 2006
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A wash-up is someone, whose best years are over, a worn out has-been, who is past his prime and over the hill.
Heckler: "It is not funny, that's why you're a reject, never had no shows, never had no movies, 'Seinfeld' - that's it!"
Michael Richards: "Oh, I guess you got me there. You're absolutely right. I'm just a wash-up. Gotta stand on the stage."
by Theowoll January 12, 2011
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