American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extraordinary: a jazz singer extraordinaire.
- adj. Extraordinary; particularly skilled.
- adj. extraordinary in a particular capacity
- Directly from French (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin extraōrdinārius; see extraordinary. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The British-born provocateur extraordinaire is skirting sensitivities to make even more of a splash than he did in 2006 with the hit movie “Borat”.”
“Sniper extraordinaire is deadly anywhere from the circles in.”
“Dr. Isis, hot science and fabulous shoe blogger extraordinaire, is putting the money where her mouth is (so to speak), and using revenue from her blog to fund an award for a budding young woman scientist.”
“Dimon, Pigman extraordinaire, is playing a game of chicken with us.”
“Neil deGrasse Tyson, super cool astronomer, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and science popularizer extraordinaire, is wrapping up his Pluto Files book tour, including a stop in the "city of brotherly love" this past week.”
“Sir Ian McKellen, famed British actor extraordinaire, is so good at his craft that he is able to fool pretty much anyone into believing what he wants them to believe … even without trying.”
“Susan, baker extraordinaire, is a source of inspiration for me — I visit her blog daily and never cease to be amazed at her wonderful skills and passion for the joyful art of bread baking.”
“In this episode Professor Farnsworth, the owner of an interplanetary delivery service and inventor extraordinaire, is celebrating his 150th birthday.”
“Michelle Kauffman, prefab designer extraordinaire, is at it again.”
“Ken Snider, BoingBoing's sysadmin extraordinaire, dug into the stats to find out.”
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