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or top·notch (tŏp′nŏch′)
adj. Informal
First-rate; excellent.
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or top′-notch′,

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.topnotch - of the highest qualitytopnotch - of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
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Informal. Exceptionally good of its kind:
Slang: boss.
Chiefly British: tophole.
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