win·​ning·​est | \ ˈwi-niŋ-əst How to pronounce winningest (audio) \

Definition of winningest

: having achieved the most wins the winningest coach in football

Examples of winningest in a Sentence

She's the winningest coach in the conference. the winningest team in our school's history
Recent Examples on the Web Blomstrann, who is retired, was the winningest high school boys soccer coach in the state with 565 wins - until Friday when Waters passed him to take the lead with 566 victories after his Old Saybrook team beat East Hampton 3-1. Lori Riley,, 11 Sep. 2021 The win also cemented coach Oscar Pareja into the club’s record books as the winningest manager in Lions history, surpassing Jason Kreis with 23 career wins. Julia Poe,, 4 Sep. 2021 Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers' winningest goalie, announced his retirement Friday after 15 seasons in the NHL. Jimmy Hascup, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2021 Bob Melvin spoke highly of Tony La Russa after surpassing him as the A’s winningest manager in the Oakland era in June. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2021 The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior quarterback will enter the 2021 campaign as the winningest active signal-caller in the FBS. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 10 Aug. 2021 Of those, 39 were gold — also making the U.S. the winningest nation over China. Lindsay Kimble,, 8 Aug. 2021 One exception to that has been Frank Solich, who just retired as the league’s winningest coach with 115 victories over 16 seasons helming the Ohio Bobcats’ program. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 Marc Stein of Substack pointed to a potentially surprising reason for this, reporting that Popovich wants to claim the all-time winningest coach mark in NBA history. Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of winningest

1972, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2021

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“Winningest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of winningest

: having the greatest number of wins : most successful


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