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dernier cri (plural derniers cris)
- The latest sensation; the last word, the newest or ultimate expression or example (of something).
- 2006 December 31, Polly Vernon, “Jigsaw girl is no fashion icon”, in The Observer:
- 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.
latest sensation; last word, newest or ultimate expression or example
Literally, “last shout”.