Definition of humdinger
: a striking or extraordinary person or thing That was one humdinger of a storm.
Examples of humdinger in a Sentence
The last storm was a real humdinger!
I hear we're in for another humdinger of a storm!
Recent Examples of humdinger from the Web
His inclusion of a humdinger as the finale is surprising and effective; a sequence in which the heavy is caught against an amusement park background on a crazily careening merry-go-round whose operator has been downed by a bullet.
An unexpected humdinger of an emergency connects Alice with the taciturn, remote Rooker, who might find his own salvation with her.
The story Comey presumably has to tell is a humdinger, based on all of the amazing reporting in and around this White House and Comey's relationship with Trump.
But this University of California audit was a humdinger.
WINTER PARK – Lake Howell and Winter Springs split a pair of 4-0 softball shutouts during the regular season, but their postseason showdown Tuesday night proved to be a humdinger.
After a humdinger of a first season, the current chapter of USA Network’s hacker psych-drama has been routinely falling flat.
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Origin and Etymology of humdinger
probably alteration of hummer
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
HUMDINGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of humdinger for English Language Learners
: something that is very impressive or exciting
HUMDINGER Defined for Kids
Definition of humdinger for Students
: something striking or extraordinary
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