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first class

noun

Simple Definition of first class

  • : the best of usually three kinds of service you can have when you travel

  • : a class of mail in the U.S. that includes letters and postcards

  • : a class of mail in the U.K. that includes letters and packages which are delivered sooner than ordinary second-class mail but cost more to send

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of first class

  1. :  the first or highest group in a classification: as a :  the highest of usually three classes of travel accommodations b :  a class of mail that comprises letters, postcards, or matter sealed against inspection

1750

First Known Use of first class

1750



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