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1second best

noun

: something that is good but not the best

Full Definition of SECOND BEST

:  one that is below or after the best
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Examples of SECOND BEST

  1. He won't settle for second best.

First Known Use of SECOND BEST

1647

2second best

adverb

Definition of SECOND BEST

:  in second place

First Known Use of SECOND BEST

1777

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