best seller

noun
best sell·er | \ˈbes(t)-ˈse-lər \
variants: or bestseller

Definition of best seller 

: an article (such as a book) whose sales are among the highest of its class

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Other Words from best seller

best-sellerdom \ˈbes(t)-ˈse-lər-dəm \ noun
best-selling \ˈbes(t)-ˈse-liŋ \ adjective

Examples of best seller in a Sentence

She has written several best sellers. Her book is on the best-seller list.

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Here with us former deputy assistant to the president Fox News national security strategist, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the author of the best seller the Geraldo Show, Fox News correspondent at large, Geraldo Rivera. Fox News, "Joe diGenova: IG report is being scrubbed by Rosenstein," 6 June 2018 Located next door to Huss Brewing in Uptown Plaza, the Scheers’ classic chocolate chip will be the best seller, but Kendra is partial to her s’mores recipe with toasted graham crackers. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "Edible cookie dough: Where in metro Phoenix to buy dough that's safe to eat," 13 July 2018 Considering the McAbees hail from Florida, key lime pie is obviously the eatery’s signature pie, not to mention the best seller. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts," 12 July 2018 As the title of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s best seller has it, we’re fooled by randomness. Felix Salmon, WIRED, "Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability," 5 July 2018 In South Florida, the top-three best sellers were Toyota’s Corolla and Camry and Honda’s Civic. Roger Simmons, OrlandoSentinel.com, "What's the most popular car sold in Orlando area? It's from a Japanese company," 21 June 2018 Delaware’s Ryan Phillippe returns for a third season as veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger, based on the character from the Stephen Hunter best sellers. Ellen Gray, Philly.com, "Summer TV: Dragon-free but still plenty to see," 6 June 2018 The novel, published in 1969, became a best seller but received mixed reviews. Charles Mcgrath, BostonGlobe.com, "Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, dies at 85," 23 May 2018 Kurt Ditzler, a manager at The Butcher Shop, said that their specialty burgers — apple bacon and gorgonzola and beef and cheddar — are their best sellers at the meat counter. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Small butcher shops are in 'a renaissance.' How did they survive the supermarket offensive?," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of best seller

1864, in the meaning defined above

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best seller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of best seller

: a popular product (such as a book) that many people have bought

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