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

The 80-year-old character, still a comic book best seller and a mainstay of film and TV, was chosen because of his iconic stature. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Batman to be inducted into Comic-Con Hall of Fame in Balboa Park," 18 June 2019 That’s also why so many of the books featured in your eponymous book club became best sellers. Jenice Armstrong,, "After Trump, Oprah for 2020 may be just the ticket | Jenice Armstrong," 10 Jan. 2018 The book became a best seller in 1970 despite mixed notices. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91," 17 June 2019 These stories appeared in Awful Disclosures, by Maria Monk, of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal (1836), which became an instant best seller in the US. David S. Reynolds, The New York Review of Books, "The Popery Panic," 18 Apr. 2019 The bread-and-butter brace of sedan and five-door hatchback compacts are Mazda’s second-best sellers behind the CX-5 compact SUV. (james Halfacre), San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Mazda3: elevated design, distinct character," 8 June 2019 Hulu announced today that Kidman will star and produce in an adaptation of Moriarty’s 2018 best seller about an eclectic group convening at a luxe, Miraval-style wellness resort named Tranquillum House. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Will Nicole Kidman’s Nine Perfect Strangers Be the New Big Little Lies?," 1 May 2019 Candace’s relatability and honesty made her debut book a New York Times best seller, earning praises from thousands. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Candace Cameron Bure's Net Worth Proves There's Nothing the 'Fuller House' Star Can't Do," 19 Mar. 2019 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

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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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