Definition of pass-remarkable in English:



Scottish, Irish
  • Excessively critical.

    ‘the commentary ranges from cutting to downright pass-remarkable’
    • ‘People need to be less pass remarkable. Each to their own.’
    • ‘When it comes to size, I think people are so pass remarkable.’
    • ‘What surprised her during her study was how pass-remarkable they were with constant references to their friends' weight.’
    • ‘Since taking over this job, I am very pass-remarkable about what people are eating and drinking.’
    • ‘Why is everybody so pass remarkable about other people?’


1920s: from the idea of ‘passing remarks’ + -able.