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.

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Volkswagen said that sales of its VW brand—long the best seller in China—declined 2% to 3.11 million in 2018. Trefor Moss, WSJ, "Global Auto Makers Dented as China Car Sales Fall for First Time in Decades," 14 Jan. 2019 Along with its two other sequels, the book series has become a New York Times best seller. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, ""To All the Boys I've Loved Before": The Differences Between the Book and the Movie," 20 Aug. 2018 After a tough 2017, the Fiat Chrysler SUV brand is red hot, posting a 28.8% sales increase to 97,287, marking its best-ever May. The Cherokee had a standout performance as Jeep's second-best seller for the month. 3. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "5 hottest selling U.S. vehicles in May: Ford, Jeep, Nissan make the list," 1 June 2018 But be sure to pick up a copy of my new number one New York Times best seller. Fox News, "Rep. Matt Gaetz reacts to Bruce Ohr's notes about Steele," 17 Aug. 2018 In addition, the Duchess of York earned a spot on the New York Times's best seller list with her 2011 memoir Finding Sarah: A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "What Sarah Ferguson Has Been Up to Since Splitting With Prince Andrew," 11 Aug. 2018 Pretty good sellers get diamonds, and beginner sellers with some favorable reviews get hearts. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The best deals from Alibaba’s Singles Day," 10 Nov. 2018 There are the witches, too, and werewolves made familiar by the mystery writer Tony Hillerman’s best sellers: malevolent spirits that old-time locals treat as a fact of life. Guy Trebay, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Heart of Navajo Lands," 19 Oct. 2018 At the press time, their 2017 LP Perfect Velvet is there best seller with about 3,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, "Red Velvet Gears Up for North Korea: 10 Things to Know Before the Historic K-Pop Performance," 30 Mar. 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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