bettermost

adjective

bet·​ter·​most
ˈbe-tər-ˌmōst
1
now chiefly dialectal : best
my lady might wear some of her bettermost gownsEmily Eden
: superior
the bettermost person who shows her superiority by wearing kid glovesFlora Thompson
2
now chiefly dialectal : greater
the bettermost part of the time

Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bettermost was in 1737

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“Bettermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bettermost. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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