best seller

best sell·​er | \ ˈbes(t)-ˈse-lər How to pronounce best seller (audio) \
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 How to pronounce best-sellerdom (audio) \ noun
best-selling \ ˈbes(t)-​ˈse-​liŋ How to pronounce best-selling (audio) \ adjective

Examples of best seller in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

This bottle is a best seller on Amazon, with more than 1,200 customer reviews and a four-and-half star rating. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Your Sunburn Itches — And How to Stop It," 19 Apr. 2019 The novel became a national best seller, received two prestigious literary awards in Russia, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Maria Danilova, The Seattle Times, "Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin’s camp," 14 Jan. 2019 That means there’s only a brief period in which a book can become a best seller, and the time of year can make a dramatic difference. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Aiming to Write a Best Seller? Timing Helps," 30 Nov. 2018 Vanilla bean is the best seller, followed by double chocolate malt and chocolate/peanut butter explosion. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "Edible cookie dough: Where in metro Phoenix to buy dough that's safe to eat," 13 July 2018 The best sellers here, the Devil’s Pool Double IPA and Tripel Citrus, measure a boozy 9 percent ABV, making them unwise rehydration options. Samantha Melamed,, "How to justify your day-drinking: beer-yoga at Wissahickon Brewing in East Falls," 2 May 2018 In book form, Fifty Shades of Grey became a massive best seller, thanks to a savvy marketing campaign (and, uh, story) borrowed from Twilight. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "'Fifty Shades Freed' is my personal bad place," 8 Feb. 2018 Comey’s book is already marked as a best seller on Amazon. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Comey interview with Stephanopoulos reveals 'bash Trump' book tour plan," 11 Apr. 2018 And right now, the site is having a sale with discounts including 25 percent off all best sellers, 20 percent off Dominix Bondage Gear and Bondage Boutiques, and even 20 percent of select Lovehoney lingerie. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Online Sex Toy Boutique Lovehoney Is Having a Sale on Some of Our Favorite Vibrators," 8 Mar. 2019

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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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