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world-class

[wurld-klas, -klahs] /ˈwɜrldˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/
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.
Also, worldclass.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for world class

world-class

adjective
1.
of or denoting someone with a skill or attribute that puts him or her in the highest class in the world a world-class swimmer
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Slang definitions & phrases for world class

world-class

adjective

Very superior; outstanding; super-excellent: a few of the nasties are scenery-chomping world-class scum/ took one look at me and bolted off in world-class time!

[1950+; fr the superiority of an athlete who competes successfully in the Olympic Games or other worldwide events]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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