- something or someone exceedingly strong or violent: a ripsnorter of a gale.
- something or someone remarkably good or exciting.
Origin of ripsnorter
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- slang a person or thing noted for intensity or excellence
C19: from rip 1 + snorter
Word Origin and History for ripsnorter
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