an essential possession: the mobile phone is now a must-have for children
essential: a must-have fashion accessory
needed or truly desirable; essential; also, something that is considered essential or truly desirable
DVD players are the must-have purchase of the Christmas season.
[muhs-tee] /ˈmʌs ti/ adjective, mustier, mustiest. 1. having an odor or flavor suggestive of mold, as old buildings, long-closed rooms, or stale food. 2. obsolete; outdated; antiquated: musty laws. 3. dull; apathetic. /ˈmʌstɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. smelling or tasting old, stale, or mouldy 2. old-fashioned, dull, or hackneyed: musty ideas adj. 1520s, perhaps a […]
[muhst] /mʌst/ auxiliary verb 1. to be obliged or bound to by an imperative requirement: I must keep my word. 2. to be under the necessity to; need to: Animals must eat to live. 3. to be required or compelled to, as by the use or threat of force: You must obey the law. 4. […]
[muhst-reed] /ˈmʌstˈrid/ noun 1. a piece of literature or writing considered important or classic; writing that should or must be read.
[muhst-see] /ˈmʌstˈsi/ noun, Informal. 1. something, as a remarkable sight or entertainment, that should be seen or attended: The new play is a must-see.