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humdinger

[huhm-ding-er] /ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; hum + ding1 + -er1
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  • 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/
noun (slang)
1.
something unusually large: a humdinger of a recession
2.
an excellent person or thing: a humdinger of a party
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for humdinger
n.

1905, American English, originally used of beautiful women; probably from dinger, early 19c. slang word for anything superlative; also cf. hummer.

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Slang definitions & phrases for 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+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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