world-beat·​er ˈwərl(d)-ˌbē-tər How to pronounce world-beater (audio)
: one that excels all others of its kind : champion

Examples of world-beater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Palmer will now be hoping to continue this progress and make the same kind of impact on the international stage for an England team that already has some promising potential world-beaters. James Nalton, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 None of these three opponents are expected to be world-beaters, but the physical toll of travel will add a hurdle to overcome. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 17 Aug. 2023 In 2021, Palou was a solid qualifier (tied for 2nd with Dixon with an average starting position of 7.4), but by no means a world-beater. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 14 June 2023 Young is much more of a distributor than a world-beater, and his lackluster receiving corps can't be counted on to do him many favors. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 3 June 2023 While the Hornets weren't exactly world-beaters in Borrego's quartet of seasons with the team, the Hornets rose from 23 to 33 to 43 wins in his final three years as head coach. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of world-beater was in 1860

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“World-beater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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