numero uno


nu·​me·​ro uno ˈnü-mə-rō-ˈü-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce numero uno (audio)
plural numero unos
numero uno adjective

Examples of numero uno in a Sentence

The company is numero uno in computer technology.
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Word History


Italian numero uno or Spanish número uno

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of numero uno was in 1944

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“Numero uno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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