humdinger humdinger  /ˈhəm dɪ ŋər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone of remarkable excellence

Usage(s):

  1. There was an election in the works, and it was sizing up to be a real humdinger.
  2. The ambiguities are as unsettling as a crack-house mugger in this humdinger about a sleazy attorney who bends the system to wreak justice.
  3. As orgies go, it is a humdinger; but as opera, it presents certain problems of staging.

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  1. "I'm delighted with the finale," said Nigel Lythgoe, an executive producer for "American Idol." "It's one of the strongest we'll ever see. As Simon (Cowell) said, the finale will be a humdinger. I can tell you, for a fact, with the top three...
    on May 20, 2007 By: Nigel Lythgoe Source: News1130

  2. "Liverpool will put themselves out and they have to do that as professional people, we expect no favours from them whatsoever. The game on Sunday will be and should be a humdinger. Even if Liverpool were to beat us and offer the championship to...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Ray Wilkins Source: The Guardian

  3. "Prepare yourself for a rip snortin' humdinger," Black said.
    on Aug 10, 2006 By: Jack Black Source: USA Today

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