nine days' wonder

noun

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

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“Nine days' wonder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nine%20days%27%20wonder. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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