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hair-raiser

[hair-rey-zer]
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noun
  1. a story, experience, etc., that is terrifying or thrilling.
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Origin of hair-raiser

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hair-raiser

Historical Examples

  • Consider me as one of the public,” he said, “and give me a hair-raiser.

    Sport Royal

    Anthony Hope

  • We bowled along as easy as ninepins, but the pace was a hair-raiser.

    The Nerve of Foley

    Frank H. Spearman