having no equal; matchless; unrivaled.

Origin of peerless

First recorded in 1275–1325, peerless is from the Middle English word pereles. See peer1, -less
Related formspeer·less·ly, adverbpeer·less·ness, noun

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having no equals; matchless
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Word Origin and History for peerless

c.1300, from peer (n.) + -less.

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