: of the highest quality : first-rate
a top-notch work
topnotcher noun

Examples of top-notch in a Sentence

a top-notch violinist who had no trouble getting a position with the symphony
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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of top-notch was in 1869

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“Top-notch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top-notch. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: of the highest quality : first-rate
a top-notch performance
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