fin·​est | \ ˈfī-nəst How to pronounce finest (audio) \

Definition of finest

: police officers usually used with the possessive form of a city or areathe city's finest

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Recent Examples on the Web Dressed in their Sunday finest was a stylish crew that also included the Manners sisters, model Martha Hunt, and haute DJs Harley Viera-Newton and Lady Mary Charteris. Vogue, "The Queen Comes Out for Cartier’s Annual Polo Classic," 18 June 2018 Some of his finest works include Diana Ross’ Silk Electric, Aretha Franklin’s Aretha, John Lennon’s posthumous Menlove Ave., and even Liza Minelli’s Live at Carnegie Hall. 3. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "10 Times Andy Warhol Left His Stamp on Music," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of finest

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for finest

from superlative of fine entry 1

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The first known use of finest was in 1884

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“Finest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of finest

US, informal : the police officers of a specified city or area

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