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[huhm-ding-er] /ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər/

noun, Informal.
a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
noun (slang)
something unusually large: a humdinger of a recession
an excellent person or thing: a humdinger of a party

1905, American English, originally used of beautiful women; probably from dinger, early 19c. slang word for anything superlative; also cf. hummer.


A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, lollapalooza: Arnold Moss gave us a humdinger of a talk (1905+)


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