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second best

noun

Simple Definition of second best

  • : something that is good but not the best

Full Definition of second best

  1. :  one that is below or after the best

Examples of second best

  1. He won't settle for second best.



1647

First Known Use of second best

1647


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second best

adverb

Definition of second best

  1. :  in second place



1777

First Known Use of second best

1777


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