hors concours

[ awrkawn-koor ]

  1. noting an artist, architect, or the like, not competing or not qualified to compete for the prizes in an exhibit or competition.

  2. noting or pertaining to a work or project submitted by such a person to an exhibit or competition.

Origin of hors concours

Literally, “out (of the) competition”

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British Dictionary definitions for hors concours

hors concours

/ French (ɔr kɔ̃kur) /

adjective, adverb(postpositive)
  1. (of an artist, exhibitor, etc) excluded from competing

  2. without equal; unrivalled

Origin of hors concours

literally: out of the competition

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