world-class

or world·class

[wurld-klas, -klahs]
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adjective
  1. ranking among the world's best; outstanding: a world-class orchestra.
  2. attracting or comprising world-class players, performers, etc.: a world-class tennis tournament.
  3. Informal. being a notorious example of its kind: a world-class slob.

Origin of world-class

First recorded in 1945–50
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world-class

adjective
  1. of or denoting someone with a skill or attribute that puts him or her in the highest class in the worlda world-class swimmer
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