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.

Examples of humdinger in a Sentence

  1. The last storm was a real humdinger!

  2. I hear we're in for another humdinger of a storm!

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Origin and Etymology of humdinger

probably alteration of hummer


HUMDINGER Defined for English Language Learners

humdinger

noun

Definition of humdinger for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very impressive or exciting


HUMDINGER Defined for Kids

humdinger

noun hum·ding·er \ ˈhəm-ˈdiŋ-ər \

Definition of humdinger for Students

:something striking or extraordinary


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