number one
I. noun Date: circa 1705 1. one's own interests or welfare ; oneself <
looking out for number one
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— often written No. 1 2. one that is first in rank, importance, or influence — often written No. 1 II. adjective Date: 1839 1. first in rank, importance, or influence ; foremost <
cancer is the country's number one killer
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— often written No. 1 2. of highest or of high quality

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