or top-notch

[ top-noch ]
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  1. first-rate: a topnotch job.

Origin of topnotch

First recorded in 1820–30; top1 + notch

Other words for topnotch

Words Nearby topnotch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use topnotch in a sentence

  • You’ll find historic cultural venues, a walkable entertainment district with plenty of topnotch live music and theatrical performances, a delectable culinary scene and a truly warm welcome.

  • 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 top-notch


/ (ˈtɒpˈnɒtʃ) /

  1. informal excellent; superb

Derived forms of top-notch

  • top-notcher, noun

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