the crème de la crème

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the crème de la crème

: the very best people or things in a group
  • These actors are the crème de la crème of American theater.

Word by Word Definitions

crème play
  1. : a sweet liqueur

  2. : cream or a preparation made with or resembling cream used in cooking

  3. : cream

de- de
  1. : do the opposite of

  2. : reverse of

  3. : remove (a specified thing) from

la play
  1. used for emphasis or expressing surprise

  1. : the sixth note of the major scale in solfège

  1. lanthanum


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