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or world-beat·er

  1. a person or thing that surpasses all others of like kind, as in quality, ability, or endurance.
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Origin of worldbeater

First recorded in 1885–90; world + beater
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Examples from the Web for world-beater

Historical Examples of world-beater

  • And, as he's something of a world-beater, we'll get the benefit of his ideas.

    The Winning Clue

    James Hay, Jr.

  • But that's the way it is with world-beater inventions; they sweep you along.

    The Professional Approach

    Charles Leonard Harness

  • You're a world-beater, sure thing, and I'm going to get you yet!

    Money Magic

    Hamlin Garland

  • On its record alone the Paymaster was a world-beater, but the ground had barely been scratched.

    Shadow Mountain

    Dane Coolidge

  • Then when this product is transplanted to a more sunshiny soil we sometimes get a world-beater.

British Dictionary definitions for world-beater


  1. a person or thing that surpasses all others in its category; champion
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Derived Formsworld-beating, noun, adjective
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