ripsnorter


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rip·snort·er

 (rĭp′snôr′tər)
n. Slang
One that is remarkable for strength, intensity, or excellence.

rip′snort′ing adj.

ripsnorter

(ˈrɪpˌsnɔːtə)
n
slang a person or thing noted for intensity or excellence
[C19: from rip1 + snorter]
ˈripˌsnorting adj

rip•snort•er

(ˈrɪpˈsnɔr tər)

n.
something exceedingly strong, exciting, etc.: a ripsnorter of a storm.
[1830–40, Amer.]
rip′snort`ing, adj.
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It should be a ripsnorter of a game and one that the authorities hope will go owithout incident.
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