Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

crème de la crème

noun \ˈkrem-də-lä-ˈkrem, -lə-\

Definition of crème de la crème

  1. :  the very best

Examples of crème de la crème in a sentence

  1. <a list of titles that represents the crème de la crème of the multitude of books published over the past year>

Origin and Etymology of crème de la crème

French, literally, cream of the cream

First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with crème de la crème

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up crème de la crème? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!