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topnotch

or top-notch

[ top-noch ]
/ ˈtɒpˈnɒtʃ /
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adjective

first-rate: a topnotch job.

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Origin of topnotch

First recorded in 1820–30; top1 + notch
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How to use topnotch in a sentence

  • In many of the cases, the scientific staff worked under the direction of a topnotch intelligence agent by the name of Steven Ames.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • As we neared Buzzard's Bay my spirits, which had been at topnotch, began to sink.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug|Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for topnotch

top-notch
/ (ˈtɒpˈnɒtʃ) /

adjective

informal excellent; superb

Derived forms of top-notch

top-notcher, noun
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