corps d'elite

noun \ ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt \

Definition of corps d'elite

plural corps d'elite play \ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt or ˌkȯrz-dā-\
1 : a body of picked troops
2 : a group of the best people in a category

Examples of corps d'elite in a Sentence

  1. the atomic bomb developers for the Manhattan Project constituted the corps d'elite of American science

Origin and Etymology of corps d'elite

French corps d'élite


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