Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

top flight

the highest or most outstanding level, as in achievement or development:
students in the top flight of their class.
Related forms
topflight, top-flight, adjective
topflighter, top-flighter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for top-flight
Contemporary Examples
  • With former Kansas City Mayor Carol Marinovich balking, the Democrats are left searching for a top-flight candidate for the seat.

Historical Examples
  • I may not be a top-flight genius like Metternick or Dahl, but my reputation does carry some weight with the Board.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Do you think I'm to be at the beck and call of top-flight lodgers, who only pay five shillings a-week, and that not regular.

    The Boy Artist. F.M. S.
  • This story was rejected by two top-flight science-fiction editors for the same reason: "Too hot to handle."

    The Edge of the Knife Henry Beam Piper
  • But Chris was out to prove something, and to get a reputation as a top-flight administrator.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for top-flight


of superior or excellent quality; outstanding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for top flight

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for top

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for top-flight