Meaning of winningest in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪnɪŋɪst/


informal North American
  • Having achieved the most success in competition.

    • ‘the winningest coach in pro-football history’
    • ‘Lenny Wilkens became the all-time winningest coach in NBA history when his team, the Atlanta Hawks, won the game that marked his 939th coaching win on this day.’
    • ‘One of the winningest coaches in the 1990s, Green recently signed a five-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.’
    • ‘At number 21, Scotty Bowman was the winningest hockey coach ever.’
    • ‘I know you're loathe to talk about it, but going back to it, in college basketball by the time you leave this game, you should be the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history, men and women.’
    • ‘‘Sometimes, the obvious choice is the best choice,’ general manager Glen Grunwald said when announcing the hiring of the league's all-time winningest coach.’
    • ‘Taking this crop of self-confident young men and molding them into a team is the responsibility of a coaching staff headed by Fisher DeBerry, the academy's winningest coach with 141 victories.’
    • ‘Smith, who had a 340-155 mark in 17 seasons at the school, was the winningest women's basketball coach in Southland Conference history.’
    • ‘‘There's been good and bad changes,’ said Gaters, who is fourth on the active list of alltime winningest girls coaches in the country.’
    • ‘‘We try to get two lines that the other team has to worry about,’ says Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history.’
    • ‘Wilkens, the NBA's all-time winningest coach, is at his best guiding a group of veterans eager for someone to point the way to the promised land.’
    • ‘Gaines finished his coaching career in 1993 as the second all-time winningest coach, and today is ranked fifth in that category.’
    • ‘Being the all-time winningest coach has to stand for something.’
    • ‘He doesn't get a lot of praise in the media like a lot of other coaches, but he's one of the top winningest coaches in the history of the NBA.’
    • ‘Bill went on to coach the Peaches and became the winningest coach in the All American.’
    • ‘Let's face it - the Cardinals were the winningest team in baseball during their regular season, but they have not done anything right during this World Series.’
    • ‘I've seen the grinds of Cup and had I never had the opportunity, sure I would have wanted to get to Cup, but right now I want to be the winningest crew chief in the Craftsman Truck Series.’
    • ‘To come back and be the winningest team is really awesome.’
    • ‘That Roy has become the winningest goalie of all time - and captured two more Cups in Colorado - is even further tribute to Les Habitants' ability to find the creamiest of the Francophone crop and nurture it.’
    • ‘He is the league's all-time winningest starting quarterback with a record of 148-82-1, which speaks to his durability as well as his excellence.’
    • ‘He's the quarterback of the winningest team in sports, and maybe just as important, he is glamorous and handsome. with the most photographed chin dimple in the NFL.’