One who used to be famous/popular, but isn't anymore. Used to descride singers, dancers, supermodels, etc.
Most Hollywood has-beens are often seen on late-night TV, hawking cheap products that break 0.000000000000000000005 seconds after you get them.
by Shawn B. May 22, 2003
1. a person who is no longer famous

2. no longer famous
That has-been will never live to dance again.
by Light Joker April 13, 2005
1) Boston Red Sox
2) anyone who has more experience that a never-was
by Anonymous October 16, 2003
Some one who lives in the past and is willing to give up there future.
Some one who always says "I was" instead of saying "Wuzzam"
Some one who has given up on there dreams because.
Some one who listens to other people tell them that they can't do that for what ever reason.
Has Been: I would like to do this but every one thinks it's a stupid idea.
Wuzzam: I don't care what they say, if it makes me happy then I am going to do it.
by Robert Funk April 13, 2008
In professional wrestling, an entertainer that will not retire and returns only to steal the metophorical "spotlight" from the younger talent.

See: Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan)
by King Carl August 8, 2006
Some of the people 20 to 40 something years older.
Asian guy- You mama is a has been, that's what I tell her when I bang her last night leaving her work selling knives.
by Solid Mantis August 18, 2019
emmit smith on cardinals
hes a has been, that motha fuckas shit now
by ddd October 3, 2004