[huhm-ding-er] /ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər/
noun, Informal.
a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
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)
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
1905, Amer.Eng., originally used of beautiful women; probably from dinger, early 19c. slang word for anything superlative.
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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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