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Thursday, September 19, 2013

humdinger

\HUHM-DING-er\ , noun;
1.
a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.
Quotes:
A humdinger indeed. I had a whole list of agents, publishers, magazine editors who'd say I was right.
-- P.F. Kluge, A Call From Jersey, 2010
The humdinger, though it contained one intriguing element, turned out to be a very ordinary murder; or so it struck me.
-- Truman Capote, Music for Chameleons, 1980
Origin:
Humdinger arose in the late 1800s in the United States. Its origin is unknown.
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