or top-notch

[ top-noch ]
/ ˈtɒpˈnɒtʃ /


first-rate: a topnotch job.

Origin of topnotch

First recorded in 1820–30; top1 + notch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for topnotch

  • As we neared Buzzard's Bay my spirits, which had been at topnotch, began to sink.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug|Joseph C. Lincoln
  • 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