Nonpareil Definition

nŏnpə-rĕl
adjective
Unequaled; unrivaled; peerless.
Webster's New World

Unequalled, unrivalled; unique. [from 15th c.]

Wiktionary
noun
Someone or something unequaled or unrivaled.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Any of certain tiny, variously colored pellets of sugar used to decorate cakes, cookies, etc.
Webster's New World
A small, rounded wafer of chocolate covered with such pellets.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Nonpareil

Noun

Singular:
nonpareil
Plural:
nonpareils

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

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