Definition of dernier cri in English:

dernier cri


the/le dernier cri
  • The very latest fashion.

    • ‘The cocktails were good, the bill was huge and the bottles of water cost £4.50-which is more than you pay even in top restaurants, which have always been le dernier cri in water exploitation.’
    • ‘Do I not like the group because they are the dernier cri in insipid and inoffensive, and you can't tell one song from the next?’
    • ‘But it really was a devil of a job to get excited about food when the dernier cri was wheatgrass juice.’
    • ‘I don't know when it made its first appearance in this context but it is the dernier cri in fitness circles, and if you want to be trendy and a follower of the latest craze on the gym circuit its use is de rigueur.’
    • ‘Widely billed as the dernier cri in armoury, the light sabre is nothing more than a flashlight powered by wasps that has to be held in both hands.’
    fashion, mode, style, trend, taste, fad, fancy, passing fancy, craze, rage, enthusiasm, passion, infatuation, obsession, mania, fascination
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Late 19th century: French, literally last cry.


dernier cri

/dəːnjeɪ ˈkriː/