[ dern-yey kree, durn-; French der-nyey kree ]
/ ˈdɛrn yeɪ ˈkri, ˈdɜrn-; French dɛr nyeɪ ˈkri /
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
/ French (dɛrnje kri) /
noun le dernier cri (lə)
the latest fashion; the last word
Word Origin for dernier cri
literally: last cry
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