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 His books have justly been huge best sellers appreciated by a wide readership in Germany that goes far beyond conservative circles. David Motadel, The New York Review of Books, "Helping Hitler: An Exchange," 24 Mar. 2020 In nearly two decades, online home-goods seller Wayfair Inc. has grown quickly by burning through profits. Sarah Nassauer And Charity L. Scott, WSJ, "Wayfair Copied Amazon to Grow Fast. Now, It Searches for Profits," 28 Feb. 2020 Sour style beers are the brewery’s best sellers, says Shugg Cole, director of marketing for Martin House Brewing Company. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Sweet and sour: This Fort Worth brewery’s sour ale is brewed with agave and guava," 13 Feb. 2020 Supernola dark chocolate nut crunch, that one is the best seller. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Her search for a healthier snacking solution led to superfoods, and Milwaukee," 14 Apr. 2020 Originally known for its creamy texture and classic flavors, Draizin says 2019 was the first year chocolate lost its long-running spot as the shop’s best seller. oregonlive, "One of Portland’s best ice cream shops to open first west-side location," 20 Feb. 2020 But the Italian restaurant’s inspiration is found on the 22-foot wine tower stocked with Italian grapes as well as a few Greek productions, the latter of which have been Allora’s best sellers despite their relative lack of popularity across the U.S. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "‘The highest tier of what we offer’: Italian seafood restaurant opens on Folsom Blvd. | The Sacramento Bee," 15 Feb. 2018 Llamas, a cousin of the camel, may even unseat unicorns as the best seller. Carole Landry, New York Times, "Governors, Coronavirus, Llamas: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing," 14 Apr. 2020 So many best sellers are more affordable than usual, including this round Dutch oven. Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "Le Creuset Is Having a Sitewide Sale for the First Time Ever," 9 Apr. 2020

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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 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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