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dernier cri

[dern-yey kree, durn-; French der-nyey kree] /ˈdɛrn yeɪ ˈkri, ˈdɜrn-; French dɛr nyeɪ ˈkri/
noun
1.
the latest fashion; last word.
Origin of dernier cri
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French: literally, last cry
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  • "I've got the dernier cri in greenhorns in my cabin," she told her group on deck.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • The slang, the allusions, the incidents—they are all dernier cri.

  • Which seems likely to become the dernier cri of the overpaid throughout all the ages.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Ive got the dernier cri in greenhorns in my cabin, she told her group on deck.

  • That was the most noticeable thing about her, the dernier cri worn with style and distinction.

    The Beauty Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • Every one in Paris was there, and the toilets of the ladies were of the dernier cri.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
British Dictionary definitions for dernier cri

dernier cri

/dɛrnje kri/
noun le dernier cri ()
1.
the latest fashion; the last word
Word Origin
literally: last cry
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