World Series


: a contest or event that is the most important or prestigious of its kind
the World Series of the equestrian world

Examples of World Series in a Sentence

This tournament is the World Series of poker.
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Word History


from World Series, annual championship of Major League Baseball

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of World Series was in 1886

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“World Series.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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