Definition of gone-by in US English:

gone-by

adjective

  • Bygone; especially past, over and done with, former.

noun

  • A person who or thing which has gone by; = "bygone". Now rare.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and playwright. From gone, past participle of go + by, after to go by.

Pronunciation

gone-by

/ˌɡɒnˈbʌɪ/