a group of desirable or admired people who are welcomed especially in social and professional situations: Hollywood's A list turned out for the Oscars.
Also A-list. pertaining to or being in an A list; prominent.
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Origin of A list
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for a list
- the most socially desirable category
- (as modifier)an A-list event
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