: a list or group of individuals of the highest level of society, excellence, or eminence
A-list adjective
A-list movies
A-list celebrities
A-lister noun
Hollywood A-listers

Examples of A-list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Come back tomorrow for more of the latest A-list outings! Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 The set has earned him widespread critical acclaim and A-list fans, including his comedy heroes Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal and Steve Martin. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2024 The A-list includes Lewis Hamilton, Jimmy Butler, Drake, even Tom Cruise. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 The alternate history of Dunst’s career is nearly as intriguing as the string of films that elevated her to the A-list. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 What should have been a glorious opportunity to socialize with the fashion set — guests included Lady Gaga and A-list designer Riccardo Tisci — turned into a nightmarish flashback to his modeling days. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 Its 8,000-capacity concert venue is designed to compete with Las Vegas for A-list artist residencies. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 3 Apr. 2024 Bernie Madoff, the Manhattan investment adviser who promised stellar returns to his A-list clients and instead defrauded them of more than $19 billion in history’s largest Ponzi scheme, died in prison in 2021 at age 82. Peter Blumberg, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024 Black and white photographs still floating around on the internet today memorialize the casino's heyday hosting A-list stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and such members of the Rat Pack as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Rio Yamat, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of A-list was in 1935

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“A-list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A-list. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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