extraordinaire

adjective
ex·​traor·​di·​naire | \ ik-ˌstrȯ(r)-də-ˈner How to pronounce extraordinaire (audio) , ek- \

Definition of extraordinaire

: extremely good or impressive : extraordinary used following the noun it modifies a chef extraordinaire"Some of us get so carried away, our lives and gardens become inseparable," says plantsman extraordinaire and garden designer Michael Barclay.— Sharon Cohoon et al.Ms. Popcorn—marketing consultant, futurist, trend-spotter extraordinaire—was striking in black suede from head to toe …— Suzanne Slesin… an assistant football coach at the University of Texas and recruiter extraordinaire— Douglas S. Looney

Examples of extraordinaire in a Sentence

the sort of chef extraordinaire who can whip up a fantastic meal, regardless of the ingredients on hand

First Known Use of extraordinaire

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extraordinaire

French

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The first known use of extraordinaire was in 1840

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“Extraordinaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraordinaire. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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