top-tier

adjective
\ ˈtäp-ˈtir How to pronounce top-tier (audio) \

Definition of top-tier

: of the highest level or rank with regard to quality, reputation, or importance Top-tier wines are the result of artisanal production techniques that demand rigorous attention to detail and, on occasion, financial sacrifice.— Daniel Sogg In general, the top-tier schools measure their success by the salaries that their graduates earn …— Peter Baida … leave fellow Republicans open to attack on what's shaping up as a top-tier issue in the 2008 elections.— Mark Hertsgaard Yes, this Kansas team is loaded with top-tier talent …— Joe Posnanski Kemp's first objective, his handlers said, was to establish himself as a top-tier contender.— Lucy Howard>

First Known Use of top-tier

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Top-tier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top-tier. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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