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genuine article

[ jen yoo in ahr-ti-kuhl, jen-yoo-ahyn ]
/ ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn ˈɑr tɪ kəl, ˈdʒɛn yuˌaɪn /
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noun Slang.

the genuine article, a person or thing that is an excellent, authentic, or true example of their type, rather than just an imitation: Don’t buy mass-produced T-shirts that weren’t really tie-dyed—we’ve got the genuine article!When it comes to real-life heroes, Lieutenant Shapiro is the genuine article.

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Origin of genuine article

First recorded in 1790–95

pronunciation note for genuine article

See genuine.
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