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

Examples of top-notch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her trip to New York is just one moment in her recent display of top-notch fashion. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 This rugged cooler offers top-notch insulation and maneuverability for multi-day camping trips. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2023 And action there is: from top-notch museums to ziplines, nature trails to river boat rides. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 Lemonaid Health was responsible for the launch of the first app that provided birth control in the United States, and since then has gone on to build a formidable telehealth company that provides top-notch service at very affordable prices. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 Peter Rainer navigates Toronto – and an industry still dealing with dual strikes – and is rewarded with a top-notch cinematic passport. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2023 Stream your favorite shows and movies in top-notch quality using this Amazon find. Matthew Parker, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2023 The denim fabric is made of recycled cotton, and the premium stretch material moves with you while hugging the body for top-notch support. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Back in Decatur, Lilly and the crew still cook top-notch pork, ribs, brisket, and turkey on old school big brick pits fired by blazing hickory logs. Robert F. Moss, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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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 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


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