humdinger

[huhm-ding-er] /ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
Origin
1885–90; hum + ding1 + -er1
Example Sentences for humdinger
So if you were an early cell phone adapter, you were getting some humdinger rays into your head.
British Dictionary definitions for humdinger
humdinger (ˈhʌmˌdɪŋə)
 
n
1.  something unusually large: a humdinger of a recession
2.  an excellent person or thing: a humdinger of a party
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin and History for humdinger
humdinger
1905, Amer.Eng., originally used of beautiful women; probably from dinger, early 19c. slang word for anything superlative.
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Slang related to humdinger

humdinger

noun

A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, lollapalooza : Arnold Moss gave us a humdinger of a talk (1905+)


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