dernier cri

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der·nier cri

 (dĕr′nyā krē′)
The latest thing; the newest fashion.

[French : dernier, last, latest + cri, cry.]
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dernier cri

(dɛrnje kri)
(Clothing & Fashion) the latest fashion; the last word
[literally: last cry]
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der•nier cri

(ˌdɛrn yeɪ ˈkri)
the latest fashion; last word.
[1895–1900; < French: literally, last cry]
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dernier cri

A French phrase meaning latest cry, used to mean the latest fashion.
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