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

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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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Cite this Entry

“Extraordinaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraordinaire. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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