hors concours

[awr kawn-koor]
adjective French.
  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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for hors concours

hors concours

adjective, adverb (postpositive)
  1. (of an artist, exhibitor, etc) excluded from competing
  2. without equal; unrivalled

Word Origin for hors concours

literally: out of the competition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012