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humdinger

noun hum·ding·er \ˈhəm-ˈdiŋ-ər\

: something that is very impressive or exciting

Full Definition of HUMDINGER

:  a striking or extraordinary person or thing

Examples of HUMDINGER

  1. The last storm was a real humdinger!
  2. I hear we're in for another humdinger of a storm!

Origin of HUMDINGER

probably alteration of hummer
First Known Use: circa 1904
HUMDINGER Defined for Kids

humdinger

noun hum·ding·er \ˈhəm-ˈdiŋ-ər\

Definition of HUMDINGER for Kids

:  something striking or extraordinary

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