Word of the Day Archive
Thursday September 19, 2013
a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
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
Humdinger arose in the late 1800s in the United States. Its origin is unknown.