Definition of nonpareil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌnɒnpəˈreɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːnpəˈrel//
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a person or thing that is better than others in a particular area Word Origin late Middle English: from French, from non- ‘not’ + pareil ‘equal’ (from popular Latin pariculus, diminutive of Latin par ‘equal’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nonpareil