Definition of extraordinaire in English:

extraordinaire

Line breaks: extra|or¦din¦aire
Pronunciation: /ɪkˌstroːdɪˈnɛː
 
/

adjective

[postpositive] informal
  • Outstanding in a particular capacity: the noted Hollywood middleman extraordinaire
    More example sentences
    • By repute a procrastinator extraordinaire, the Irishman insists he remains on the trail of the same transfer targets he earmarked at the beginning of the summer.
    • But for me, good old reliable David, door opener extraordinaire, will always be the invisible man and the person I like to call my role model.
    • Since comedienne extraordinaire Joan Rivers drifted back to the United States, Edinburgh has been a much less entertaining place.

Origin

1940s: French, 'extraordinary'.

More definitions of extraordinaire

Definition of extraordinaire in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw