nine days' wonder

noun

Definition of nine days' wonder

  1. :  something or someone that creates a short-lived sensation —called also nine day wonder

Examples of nine days' wonder in a sentence

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

1594

First Known Use of nine days' wonder

1594


NINE DAYS' WONDER Defined for English Language Learners

nine days' wonder

noun

Definition of nine days' wonder for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a news story) that people talk about a lot but only for a short time


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