[ sawt-af-ter, -ahf- ]
/ ˈsɔtˌæf tər, -ˌɑf- /
that is in demand; desirable: a sought-after speaker.
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profitable, bankable, fashionable, favored, famous, attractive, beloved, trendy, suitable, prominent, popular, fresh, cool, commercial, fit, good, hot, salable, selling, sound
- sought after,
- soul brother,
- soul cake
Origin of sought-after
First recorded in 1880–85
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in demand; wanted
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Also, much sought after. Very popular, in demand, as in He was much sought after as a throat specialist, particularly by singers. This expression uses the past participle of seek in the sense of “desired” or “searched for.” [Late 1800s]
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