corps d'elite


plural corps d'elite ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt How to pronounce corps d'elite (audio)
 or  ˌkȯrz-dā-
: a body of picked troops
: a group of the best people in a category

Examples of corps d'elite in a Sentence

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

Word History


borrowed from French corps d'élite

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of corps d'elite was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Corps d'elite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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