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)


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  • "Surely in England she would escape into another sphere, a refuge from the inexorable twentieth century, a world that had never heard of Arabia, with its hustle, its dread of not being dernier cri..." -- ''Yashima, or, The Gorgeous West'' by R T Sherwood, 1931.

    December 24, 2008