Nonpareil meaning

nŏnpə-rĕl
Having no equal; peerless.

The Yankees' nonpareil center fielder.

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A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.
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Someone or something unequaled or unrivaled.
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Unequalled, unrivalled; unique. [from 15th c.]
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A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon. [from 16th c.]
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A small, flat chocolate drop covered with white pellets of sugar.
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Unequaled; unrivaled; peerless.
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A small pellet of colored sugar used as decoration on baked goods and candy.
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A small, flat chocolate drop covered with white pellets of sugar, similar to a comfit.
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Origin of nonpareil

  • Middle English nounparalle from Old French nonpareil non- non- pareil equal (from Vulgar Latin pariculus) (diminutive of Latin pār equal perə-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French nonpareil (“unparalleled") (obsolete in French), from non- + pareil.

    From Wiktionary