win·​ning·​est ˈwi-niŋ-əst How to pronounce winningest (audio)
: 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 Dantonio is the Spartans’ all-time winningest head coach, with a 114-57 record from 2007-19. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 11 Sep. 2023 The Grand Rapids Rise recently announced Cathy George, Michigan State’s all-time winningest head coach, as the first head coach in Pro Volleyball Federation. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2023 Here's a look at the lineup: Steve Asmussen Kentucky Derby horse: Disarm The winningest North American trainer of all time, Asmussen squeaked into the Derby field with Disarm's third-place finish in the Grade 3 Lexington on April 15 at Keeneland. The Courier-Journal, 25 Apr. 2023 The win made Kimball the winningest boys basketball program in Dallas ISD history and now ties it for the second-winningest in the state with Port Arthur Lincoln and Buna. Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 11 Mar. 2023 The all-time wins race UMS-Wright’s Terry Curtis passed Vestavia Hills legend Buddy Anderson last fall as the state’s all-time winningest AHSAA coach. Ben Thomas |, al, 18 Aug. 2023 In its rebuilding year, the women's team transitioned from its winningest coach ever Charli Turner Thorne after 26 years to Natasha Adair. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2023 Moren became earlier this season the winningest coach in program history. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2023 Gregg Popovich, the NBA’s all-time winningest coach who has quietly declined overtures from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the past, is among the list of prominent first-time nominees for the 2023 class released Wednesday. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winningest was in 1972

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“Winningest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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