numero uno
noun (plural numero unos) Etymology: Italian numero uno or Spanish número uno Date: 1968 number onenumero uno adjective

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  • Numero Uno — has different meanings. In Italian and in Spanish means number one (The most important of a group of people).Numero Uno (Music publishing)Numero Uno was an Italian music publishing company founded in 1969 by Giulio Rapetti, better known as Mogol …   Wikipedia

  • numero uno — [no͞o′mer ō o͞o′nō] n. [Sp número uno & It numero uno, number one] Informal the very best or the most important one …   English World dictionary

  • numero uno — [“numa^o “uno] 1. n. number one; the best. (Spanish. See also number one.) □ This coffee is numero uno in my book. □ Mary is numero uno in our office. You’ll have to ask her. 2. n. oneself; number one. □ I always look out for numero uno …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • numero uno — pl.m. numero uno, numeri uno …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • numero uno — noun a) The most important of a group. In his business ventures, he always looks after numero uno. b) especially one’s own …   Wiktionary

  • numero uno —  One’s own self; Spanish/Italian for “number one.”  ► “And a survey this month by the American Society of Travel Agents found Mexico was numero uno among those who wanted a ‘value oriented’ respite.” (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 16, 1995, p. B1) …   American business jargon

  • numero uno — [ˌnju:mərəʊ u:nəʊ] noun (plural numero unos) informal the best or most important person or thing. Origin Ital., lit. number one …   English new terms dictionary

  • numero uno — /ˌnuməroʊ ˈunoʊ/ (say .noohmuhroh oohnoh), /ˌnju / (say .nyooh ) noun Colloquial 1. oneself. 2. the leader or most important person in any situation. {Italian: number one} …   Australian English dictionary

  • numero uno — /nooh meuh roh ooh noh, nyooh / number one (defs. 1 4). [1970 75; < It] * * * …   Universalium

  • Numero uno — 1. oneself; 2. leader or most important person in any situation (Italian: number one) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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