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A-plus

noun \ ˈā-ˈpləs \

Definition of A-plus

: 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. WhalenWashington Post27 May 1979
  • Legislators get an A-plus for procrastination.
  • —Larry Penner, Times-Union (Albany, New York)19 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of a-plus

1913


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A-plus

adjective \ ˈā-ˈpləs \

Definition of A-plus

: 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 MoodyAssociated Press27 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 FayReal SimpleNovember 2001

First Known Use of a-plus

1927


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