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humdinger

[ huhm-ding-er ]

noun

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


humdinger

/ ˈhʌmˌdɪŋə /

noun

  1. something unusually large

    a humdinger of a recession

  2. an excellent person or thing

    a humdinger of a party



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Word History and Origins

Origin of humdinger1

First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin; perhaps from hum + ding 1 + -er 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of humdinger1

C20: of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

And with this first step he takes on a humdinger of a theological problem: Why do bad things happen to good canines?

Giuliani in 2008 also delivered a humdinger, although it wasn't Lofty like the other two.

And compared with his recent speeches, it wasn't entirely a humdinger of verbiage.

Now he takes on a real humdinger: Monica Lewinsky-era Bill Clinton.

There had been several small ones in that vicinity, but this was what Andy termed a "humdinger."

He says he knows your mine; it's the Golden Prize, and it's a bonanza; regular humdinger!

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.

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