crème de la crème

noun

: the very best

Example Sentences

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

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Crème de la crème.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cr%C3%A8me%20de%20la%20cr%C3%A8me. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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