second best

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1second best

noun

: something that is good but not the best

Full Definition of SECOND BEST

:  one that is below or after the best

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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