Definition of dernier cri in English:

dernier cri

Syllabification: der·nier cri
Pronunciation: /dərnˌyā ˈkrē
, ˌdernˌyā ˈkrē


(the/le dernier cri)
The very latest fashion: as soon as he was passé on the European scene, he became the dernier cri here
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  • 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.


late 19th century: French, literally 'last cry'.

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