from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extraordinary: a jazz singer extraordinaire.
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- adj. Extraordinary; particularly skilled.
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- adj. extraordinary in a particular capacity
French, from Old French, from Latin extraōrdinārius; see extraordinary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Directly from French (Wiktionary)