best seller

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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Along with savings on new goodies, Fenty has extended the 20% off to their best sellers. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Everything You Need to Buy from Fenty Beauty's Black Friday Sale," 23 Nov. 2018 Store-brand diapers are best sellers but sit across from dog food in some Family Dollar stores because both products need deep shelves. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, "Dollar Tree’s $9 Billion Problem: Family Dollar Isn’t Paying Off," 5 Nov. 2018 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,, "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,, "Summer TV: Dragon-free but still plenty to see," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of best seller

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of best seller was in 1864

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English Language Learners Definition of best seller

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

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