- a person who formerly held the position of master, as in a lodge or club
Origin of past masterfor passed master a person who has had long experience in some occupation, art, etc.; expert
past masterpast master
- One who has formerly held the position of master in an organization, especially a social one such as a lodge or club.
- One who is thoroughly experienced and skilled in a particular craft or activity.
(plural past masters)
- Alternative form of past master.