: among the best, most talented, or most impressive in the world
an all-world tennis player

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Emma Barnett, Mercy basketball Everyone knows about her all-world teammate, but Barnett was dominant in her own right during Mercy's run to the 24th District tournament championship. Jake Adams, The Courier-Journal, 27 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-world was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“All-world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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