stunner

[stuhn-er]
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Origin of stunner

First recorded in 1840–50; stun + -er1
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stunner

noun
  1. informal a person or thing of great beauty, quality, size, etc
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Word Origin and History for stunner
n.

1829, in pugilism, agent noun from stun. Meaning "beautiful woman" attested by 1848.

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