from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The latest thing; the newest fashion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The latest sensation; the last word, the newest or ultimate expression or example (of something).
French : dernier, last, latest + cri, cry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French dernier cri. (Wiktionary)
dernier cri of bachelor pads, was built in Bramhall, 12 miles from Manchester.