humdinger

noun
hum·ding·er | \ ˈhəm-ˈdiŋ-ər \

Definition of humdinger 

: a striking or extraordinary person or thing That was one humdinger of a storm.

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Examples of humdinger in a Sentence

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

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The wheels come off in the first scene – normally a humdinger, here just humdrum. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This 'King Lear' more humdrum than tragic," 6 July 2018 After a harrowing kayak ride, Mandrick makes a humdinger of a find, a shocking climax to the story that readers will see as if through binoculars from several miles away or will kick themselves for missing. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, "Jungle Mold, Ornithology and Lawn Care: 3 New Novels Find Hilarity in Unexpected Places," 1 June 2018 Any day is a good day to get loose at the Torch Club, but this annual humdinger always produces one of their best slates of tunes. Aaron Davis, sacbee, "Three to see: Live music in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 The script is aces, too, filled with humdingers that Hall tears into ferociously. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Movie review: ‘Professor Marston’ is a wonder of a movie," 13 Oct. 2017 The script is aces, too, filled with humdingers that Hall tears into ferociously. Katie Walsh, idahostatesman, "‘Professor Marston’ is a wonder of a movie," 12 Oct. 2017 The script is aces, too, filled with humdingers that Hall tears into ferociously. Katie Walsh, kansascity, "Review: Professor Marston is a wonder of a movie | The Kansas City Star," 12 Oct. 2017 The script is aces, too, filled with humdingers that Hall tears into ferociously. Katie Walsh, idahostatesman, "‘Professor Marston’ is a wonder of a movie," 12 Oct. 2017 The script is aces, too, filled with humdingers that Hall tears into ferociously. Katie Walsh, kansascity, "Review: Professor Marston is a wonder of a movie | The Kansas City Star," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of humdinger

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humdinger

probably alteration of hummer

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humdinger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of humdinger

: something that is very impressive or exciting

humdinger

noun
hum·ding·er | \ ˈhəm-ˈdiŋ-ər \

Kids Definition of humdinger

: something striking or extraordinary

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