crème de la crème


: the very best

Examples of crème de la crème in a Sentence

a list of titles that represents the crème de la crème of the multitude of books published over the past year
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Word History


French, literally, cream of the cream

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème de la crème was in 1848

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“Crème de la crème.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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