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first-rate

[ furst-reyt ]
/ ˈfɜrstˈreɪt /
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adjective
excellent; superb.
of the highest rank, rate, or class.
adverb
very well.
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Origin of first-rate

First recorded in 1660–70
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British Dictionary definitions for first-rate

first-rate

adjective
of the best or highest rated class or quality
informal very good; excellent
adverb
not standard very well; excellently
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