Definition of humdinger
- That was one humdinger of a storm.
The last storm was a real humdinger!
I hear we're in for another humdinger of a storm!
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First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
: something that is very impressive or exciting
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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