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dernier cri (DERN-yay KREE) noun
The latest fashion.
[From French, literally, last cry.]
"The retro lineup of vegetables which came with our mains ... was good,
bringing back memories of going round to the neighbour's for dinner in
the days when the microwave was still a novelty and cheesy veges were
the dernier cri in suburban chic."
"Open any British gossip magazine, fashion supplement or tabloid and you
will find ... the pages are saturated with the dernier cri in baby spa
This week's theme: words from French.
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)