humdinger

[ huhm-ding-er ]
/ ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər /

noun Informal.

a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.

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Origin of humdinger

First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin; perhaps from hum + ding1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for humdinger

humdinger
/ (ˈhʌmˌdɪŋə) /

noun slang

something unusually largea humdinger of a recession
an excellent person or thinga humdinger of a party

Word Origin for humdinger

C20: of unknown origin
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