adjective, choic·er, choic·est.
Origin of choice
Synonyms for choice
Related Words for choicestprime, preferred, excellent, elect, prize, exclusive, fine, winner, valuable, elite, special, nice, 10, exceptional, exquisite, first-class, popular, precious, preferential, rare
Examples from the Web for choicest
Contemporary Examples of choicest
Still another teased out the choicest bits from a new e-book Spitzer just published on how to police Wall Street.New York Post Looks Thinner After News Corporation Split
July 18, 2013
He ate only the choicest foods and loved the fatty cut of tuna known as toro.The Way to Understand Kim Jong-il Was Through His Stomach
December 19, 2011
Historical Examples of choicest
He had a brilliant mind, and said the choicest things with a horse laugh.My Double Life
It did seem as if the choicest fruit always came to her specked.Southern Lights and Shadows
This was a retired spot, not of the choicest kind, leading into the fields.Barnaby Rudge
Let the choicest dainties be heaped together in unbounded profusion.Imogen
“He is here,” he repeated gravely, and the words were couched in his choicest accents.Once to Every Man
Word Origin for choice
mid-14c., "that which is choice," from choice (adj.) blended with earlier chois (n.) "action of selecting" (c.1300); "power of choosing" (early 14c.), "someone or something chosen" (late 14c.), from Old French chois "one's choice; fact of having a choice" (12c., Modern French choix), from verb choisir "to choose, distinguish, discern; recognize, perceive, see," from a Germanic source related to Old English ceosan "to choose, taste, try;" see choose. Late Old English chis "fastidious, choosy," from or related to ceosan, probably also contributed to the development of choice. Replaced Old English cyre "choice, free will," from the same base, probably because the imported word was closer to choose [see note in OED].
"worthy to be chosen, distinguished, excellent," mid-14c., from choice (n.). Related: Choiceness.
see by choice; Hobson's choice; of choice; pays your money and takes your choice. Also see under choose.