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 The Dolphins will wear a jersey patch to honor Don Shula, the winningest head coach in pro football history who died in May at 90. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, "Life at 40-plus: Brady vs Brees is tastiest of NFL matchups," 12 Sep. 2020 Gierke won his 300th career game a year ago and is the area’s all-time winningest coach. J.c. Carnahan,, "Orlando area high school football predictions for Week 1," 3 Sep. 2020 Also on the podcast, a trailer was stolen before it could be used to help Hurricane Laura victims, and the state’s winningest high school football coach has now beaten COVID-19. Ike Morgan |, al, "Social meda missteps, a stolen trailer and a coach’s recovery," 3 Sep. 2020 Danaher, the state’s all-time winningest coach with 470 victories, is 6-3 against Andrus. David Hinojosa,, "Scouting the week’s top San Antonio area high school games," 2 Sep. 2020 Vestavia Hills coach Buddy Anderson, the winningest coach in the state at 342-156, starts his 43rd and final season with the Rebels. Dennis Victory, al, "5 high school football games to watch in the Birmingham area for Week 3," 1 Sep. 2020 Howard, 47, is coming off his first season as Michigan's head coach after replacing former coach John Beilein, who left as the program's winningest coach last offseason to accept the Cleveland Cavaliers' head coaching job. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard reportedly drawing interest from NBA teams," 24 Aug. 2020 And nothing has been easy so far in replacing the Spartans’ all-time winningest coach. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football: Three storylines as new coach Mel Tucker opens camp," 7 Aug. 2020 Patterson is the winningest coach in school history, totaling a 172-70 record in 20 seasons. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, "TCU players say they met with Gary Patterson regarding coach's alleged use of racial slur," 4 Aug. 2020

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Winningest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of winningest

US : having the greatest number of wins : most successful

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