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hors concours

[ awrkawn-koor ]
/ ɔr kɔ̃ˈkur /
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adjective French.
noting an artist, architect, or the like, not competing or not qualified to compete for the prizes in an exhibit or competition.
noting or pertaining to a work or project submitted by such a person to an exhibit or competition.
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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)
(of an artist, exhibitor, etc) excluded from competing
without equal; unrivalled

Word Origin for hors concours

literally: out of the competition
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