or cliff·hang·ing



of, relating to, or characteristic of a cliff-hanger: a cliff-hanging vote of 20–19.

Origin of cliff-hanging

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40


or cliff·hang


verb (used without object), cliff-hung, cliff-hang·ing. Informal.

to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest.

Origin of cliff-hang

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019