corps d'elite

noun
\ ˌkȯr-dā-ˈlēt How to pronounce corps d'elite (audio) \
plural corps d'elite\ ˌkȯr-​dā-​ˈlēt How to pronounce corps d'elite (audio) or  ˌkȯrz-​dā-​ \

Definition of corps d'elite

1 : a body of picked troops
2 : 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

First Known Use of corps d'elite

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for corps d'elite

borrowed from French corps d'élite

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“Corps d'elite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corps%20d%27elite. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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