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.

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nine days' wonder was in 1592

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“Nine days' wonder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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