adjective Date: 1908 chiefly British excellent, first-class

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • top-hole — top′ hole′ adj. brit. first rate • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • top-hole — [täp′hōl′] adj. [Brit. Slang] first rate …   English World dictionary

  • top-hole — adjective excellent; best possible • Syn: ↑top flight, ↑topping • Similar to: ↑superior • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • top-hole — /top hohl /, adj. Brit. Slang. first rate. [1895 1900; TOP1 + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • top-hole — /tɒp ˈhoʊl/ (say top hohl) adjective Chiefly British Colloquial first rate …   Australian English dictionary

  • top-hole — adjective Brit. informal, dated excellent …   English new terms dictionary

  • top-hole —  First class. (Old f., therefore facet.) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • top — 1. n., adj., & v. n. 1 the highest point or part (the top of the house). 2 a the highest rank or place (at the top of the school). b a person occupying this (was top in maths). c the upper end or head (the top of the table). 3 the upper surface… …   Useful english dictionary

  • top-flight — adjective excellent; best possible • Syn: ↑top hole, ↑topping • Similar to: ↑superior • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • top notch — Synonyms and related words: best, capital, fine, first chop, first class, first rate, first string, greatest, highest, maximal, maximum, most, prime, superior, superlative, supreme, tip top, top, top drawer, top hole, topflight, topmost, topping …   Moby Thesaurus

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