a person or thing that stuns.
Informal. a person or thing of striking excellence, beauty, achievement, etc.

Origin of stunner

First recorded in 1840–50; stun + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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