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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Definitions for humdinger

  1. a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.

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Citations for humdinger
A humdinger indeed. I had a whole list of agents, publishers, magazine editors who'd say I was right. P.F. Kluge, A Call From Jersey, 2010
The humdinger, though it contained one intriguing element, turned out to be a very ordinary murder; or so it struck me. Truman Capote, Music for Chameleons, 1980
Origin of humdinger
Humdinger arose in the late 1800s in the United States. Its origin is unknown.