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[sawt-af-ter, -ahf-]
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  1. that is in demand; desirable: a sought-after speaker.
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Origin of sought-after

First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Words for sought-after

fashionable, favored, famous, attractive, beloved, trendy, suitable, prominent, popular, fresh, cool, accepted, approved, celebrated, leading, likable, liked, lovable, noted, notorious

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Historical Examples of sought-after

  • In this, as in all his public offices, he was not the seeker, but the sought-after.

  • Yet he was a nice boy; the nicest and most sought-after boy in the class.


    Dana Gatlin

  • Indeed, James was at that moment the most sought-after young man in the world, so far as matrimony was concerned.

  • Here is your opportunity to determine upon the purchase of three of his most sought-after volumes.

    The Curved Blades

    Carolyn Wells

  • No ball, dinner, or house-party was quite complete without him, the most sought-after man in the most aristocratic circles.

British Dictionary definitions for sought-after


  1. in demand; wanted
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