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stunner

[stuhn-er] /ˈstʌn ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that stuns.
2.
Informal. a person or thing of striking excellence, beauty, achievement, etc.
Origin of stunner
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; stun + -er1
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stunner

/ˈstʌnə/
noun
1.
(informal) a person or thing of great beauty, quality, size, etc
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n.

1829, in pugilism, agent noun from stun. Meaning "beautiful woman" attested by 1848.

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stunner

noun

Something very attractive or impressive, esp a good-looking woman (1847+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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