dernier cri

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dernier cri.

Noun[edit]

dernier cri (plural derniers cris)

  1. The latest sensation; the last word, the newest or ultimate expression or example (of something).
    • 2006, Polly Vernon, "Jigsaw girl is no fashion icon", The Observer, 31 Dec 06:
      I once named it Lamb Dressed as Mutton, but now I think I prefer Wifely Chic - whatever, it's the dernier cri in unthreatening, cheerful, prim and demure.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "last shout"

Adjective[edit]

dernier cri (invariable)

  1. up-to-date (state of the art)