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

Definition of finest

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

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Examples of finest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So put on your Halloween finest and fire up your computer or phone camera. René A. Guzman,, 1 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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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“Finest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of finest

: the police officers of a specified city or area

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