numero uno

noun
nu·​me·​ro uno | \ ˈnü-mə-rō-ˈü-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce numero uno (audio) , ˈnyü- \
plural numero unos

Definition of numero uno

Other Words from numero uno

numero uno adjective

Examples of numero uno in a Sentence

The company is numero uno in computer technology.
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First Known Use of numero uno

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for numero uno

Italian numero uno or Spanish número uno

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“Numero uno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numero%20uno. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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