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: 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 1979
Legislators get an A-plus for procrastination.Larry Penner, Times-Union (Albany, New York), 19 Apr. 2010


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: 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

Word History

First Known Use


1913, in the meaning defined above


1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of A-plus was in 1913

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“A-plus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A-plus. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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