crème de la crème

noun
\ ˈkrem-də-lä-ˈkrem How to pronounce crème de la crème (audio) , -lə- \

Definition of crème de la crème

: the very best

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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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First Known Use of crème de la crème

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème de la crème

French, literally, cream of the cream

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

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3 Sep 2021

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“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 27 Sep. 2021.

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