- a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
Origin of humdinger
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Examples from the Web for humdinger
And with this first step he takes on a humdinger of a theological problem: Why do bad things happen to good canines?Are You There, Nobody? It’s Me, Margaret
October 12, 2014
Giuliani in 2008 also delivered a humdinger, although it wasn't Lofty like the other two.Quasi-Random Responses to Comments from the Previous Thread
August 29, 2012
And compared with his recent speeches, it wasn't entirely a humdinger of verbiage.A Fair and Balanced Address
August 31, 2010
Course, I like to watch Vee in action, for she sure is a humdinger when she gets started.The House of Torchy
I shouldnt wonder, when it does get here, if it turns out to be a humdinger.
This is a humdinger of a storm, and its goin to get worse and worse from now on.
Won't go in this reel, but she'll make a humdinger in some other.Steve Yeager
William MacLeod Raine
There had been several small ones in that vicinity, but this was what Andy termed a "humdinger."The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle
Laura Lee Hope
- something unusually largea humdinger of a recession
- an excellent person or thinga humdinger of a party
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for humdinger
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