Definition of one and only in English:

one and only

Translate one and only into Spanish


  • Unique; single (used for emphasis or as a designation of a celebrity)

    ‘the title of his one and only book’
    • ‘the one and only Muhammad Ali’
    • ‘Indeed the one and only, the inimitable John Dillon had delivered free traffic to Dublin.’
    • ‘So I suppose this entry could count as my obligatory, one and only, intoxicated post.’
    • ‘This appears to be Harper Lee's one and only novel, and justifiably considered a classic.’
    • ‘Soon after, she auditioned for the one and only part in Joan MacLeod's play The Shape of a Girl.’
    • ‘It is the one and only time his actions or words betray his age.’
    • ‘My one and only business-class flight, and I couldn't wait for it to be over.’
    • ‘She claims, though, that it was the one and only time she'd been fired from a job.’
    • ‘The panel of judges includes the one and only John Romero, creator of Doom!’
    • ‘I suppose that's my one and only chance to see him live, and I will treasure that memory for ever.’
    • ‘The stage was set for the era of black and white films and the mood for the era of the one and only Raj Kapoor.’