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 seller (audio) \ noun
best-selling \ ˈbes(t)-​ˈse-​liŋ How to pronounce best seller (audio) \ adjective

Examples of best seller in a Sentence

She has written several best sellers.
Recent Examples on the Web This isn't the first book project that Meghan has been involved in to become a best seller. Stephanie Petit,, 17 June 2021 Perhaps to everyone's surprise, the book turned into a best seller and became the Old Testament of the back-to-the-land movement. Kevin West, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021 Up next in his IMDB credits: the film adaptation of the blockbuster best seller Where the Crawdads Sing. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2021 Running Pantheon from 1996 until last year, Mr. Frank edited books that earned critical praise, awards and rankings on best seller lists. New York Times, 2 June 2021 The scent has been a coveted costly good, and U.S. Army commissary best seller – a drugstore staple and toilette stalwart. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Joanna Gaines's book is a New York Times bestseller and #1 best seller in home decorating on Amazon with 6,071 5-star ratings. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 Mar. 2021 Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the founders of Fusion GPS, wrote a book about the dossier that became a best seller. New York Times, 15 May 2021 There are formulas for damage protection, oil control, hydration, and their best seller, Definition Booster, with flaxseed and chia actives to help block humidity. Michella Oré, Allure, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of best seller

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Best seller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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