A-plus

noun
\ ˈā-ˈpləs \

Definition of A-plus 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a grade assigned by a teacher or examiner rating a student's work as highest in quality She got an A-plus on her report. graduating with an A-plus average often used figuratively … my flossing technique received an A-plus from the hygienist. —Charles W. Whalen, Washington Post, 27 May 1979Legislators get an A-plus for procrastination. —Larry Penner, Times-Union (Albany, New York), 19 Apr. 2010

A-plus

adjective
\ ˈā-ˈpləs \

Definition of A-plus (Entry 2 of 2)

: having or receiving a grade of A-plus (see A–plus ) because of academic excellence an A-plus student also : excellent, superior It has an A-plus crescent beach where the only footprints will be your own. —Sid Moody, Associated Press, 27 Apr. 1980 Instead of rolling your eyes when a blustery coworker crows about the A-plus job he’s doing at work, take notes. —Martha Fay, Real Simple, November 2001

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First Known Use of A-plus

Noun

1913, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1927, in the meaning defined above

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