best seller

noun best sell·er \ ˈbes(t)-ˈse-lər \
variants: or bestseller
Updated on: 25 Dec 2017

Definition of best seller

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

best-sellerdom

play \-dəm\ noun

best-selling

play \-ˈse-liŋ\ adjective

Examples of best seller in a Sentence

  1. She has written several best sellers.

  2. Her book is on the best-seller list.

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First Known Use of best seller

1864


BEST SELLER Defined for English Language Learners

best seller

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Definition of best seller for English Language Learners

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



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