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first-rate

[furst-reyt]
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adjective
  1. excellent; superb.
  2. of the highest rank, rate, or class.
adverb
  1. very well.

Origin of first-rate

First recorded in 1660–70
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first-rate

adjective
  1. of the best or highest rated class or quality
  2. informal very good; excellent
adverb
  1. not standard very well; excellently
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