sought-after

[ sawt-af-ter, -ahf- ]
/ ˈsɔtˌæf tər, -ˌɑf- /

adjective

that is in demand; desirable: a sought-after speaker.

Origin of sought-after

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for sought after

sought-after


adjective

in demand; wanted
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Idioms and Phrases with sought after

sought after


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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