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crème de la crème

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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


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