Definition of marquee adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɑːˈkiː//
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrˈkiː//
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[only before noun] (especially North American English) (especially in sport) most important or most popular He is one of the marquee names in men's tennis. The men’s and women’s 200m are the marquee events. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from marquise, taken as plural and assimilated to -ee.
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