done deal

noun
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of done deal

: fait accompli
  • thought the trade was a done deal

Recent Examples of done deal from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'done deal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of done deal

1979

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

DONE DEAL Defined for English Language Learners

done deal

Definition of done deal for English Language Learners

  • : something that has been done and that cannot be changed



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up done deal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!