A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey list]
    • /eɪ lɪst/
    • /ə lɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey list]
    • /eɪ lɪst/

Definitions of a-list word

  • adjective a-list An A-list celebrity is a celebrity who is very famous indeed. 3
  • singular noun a-list An A-list of celebrities is a group of celebrities who are very famous indeed. 3
  • noun a-list the most socially desirable category 3
  • noun a-list (as modifier) 3
  • modifier a-list belonging to the A list 3
  • noun a-list a list of important or prominent persons, as of those regarded as highly desirable guests at upper-class social or cultural events 3

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Origin of a-list

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for A-list


a-list popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for a-list

noun a-list

  • aristocracy — The aristocracy is a class of people in some countries who have a high social rank and special titles.
  • beau monde — the world of fashion and society
  • beautiful people — wealthy, fashionable people of the leisure class
  • haut monde — high society.
  • high society — society (def 9).

Top questions with a-list

  • what is a-list?
  • what is an a-list celebrity?

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