nine days' wonder


Definition of nine days' wonder

: something or someone that creates a short-lived sensation

called also nine day wonder

Examples of nine days' wonder in a Sentence

She left her husband and ran away with a younger man. It was a nine days' wonder.

First Known Use of nine days' wonder

1592, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nine days' wonder

chiefly British, somewhat old-fashioned : something (such as a news story) that people talk about a lot but only for a short time

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