all-tim·​er ˈȯl-ˌtī-mər How to pronounce all-timer (audio)
: an exceptional person or thing that is regarded as the best or as among the best of all time
… the fifth game of the National League Championship series, in San Diego, which was an all-timer by any measure …Roger Angell

Examples of all-timer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those all-timers include Exxon Mobil, General Motors, Chevron, and General Electric. Bylydia Belanger, Fortune, 4 June 2024 For one, there’s the status of the heavyweight belt, currently held by UFC all-timer Jon Jones. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, 5 May 2024 Blue is an all-timer of an album, and Spotify had to go without it for a couple years. Chris Welch, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2024 Make the look all your own—sorry, Dad—with some cherry-red heels and an on-trend rosette bag that elevate this outfit into all-timer territory. Jake Smith, Glamour, 23 Feb. 2024 By Sean Gregory February 12, 2024 12:55 AM EST The drive, beautifully sculpted in Las Vegas, an all-timer orchestrated by a potential GOAT who now leads a dynasty, started on the 25-yard line. Sean Gregory, TIME, 12 Feb. 2024 Oh, if the Lions lose Sunday or win Sunday and lose in the Super Bowl, and then find their way back in the next few years and win it all, that’ll be the all-timer for the franchise, no doubt. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2024 This is a great category that should come down to the final seasons of all-timers Succession and Better Call Saul. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2024 Mellencamp has played nearly a dozen Indiana shows over the past year, but here's one final chance on the tour for the homers, the lifers, the all-timers. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Jan. 2024

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Word History


all-time + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-timer was in 1936

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“All-timer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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