dernier cri

[ dern-yey kree, durn-; French der-nyey kree ]
/ ˈdɛrn yeɪ ˈkri, ˈdɜrn-; French dɛr nyeɪ ˈkri /

noun

the latest fashion; last word.

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Origin of dernier cri

1895–1900; < French: literally, last cry
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British Dictionary definitions for dernier cri

dernier cri
/ French (dɛrnje kri) /

noun le dernier cri ()

the latest fashion; the last word

Word Origin for dernier cri

literally: last cry
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