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hum·ding·er

 (hŭm′dĭng′ər)
n. Slang
One that is extraordinary or remarkable: a humdinger of a blizzard.

[Origin unknown.]
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humdinger

(ˈhʌmˌdɪŋə)
n
1. something unusually large: a humdinger of a recession.
2. an excellent person or thing: a humdinger of a party.
[C20: of unknown origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

hum•ding•er

(ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər)

n. Informal.
a person or thing of remarkable excellence or effect.
[1885–90; hum + ding1 + -er1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humdinger - someone of remarkable excellence; "a humdinger of a secretary"
nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, apotheosis, ideal, paragon, saint - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
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Translations

humdinger

[ˈhʌmdɪŋəʳ] N it's a humdinger!¡es una auténtica maravilla!
a real humdinger of a caruna maravilla de coche
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

humdinger

[ˌhʌmˈdɪŋər] n
to be a humdinger → être d'enfer
It'll be a humdinger of a match → Ça va être un match d'enfer.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

humdinger

n (inf: = person, thing) to be a humdingerSpitze or große Klasse sein (inf); a humdinger of a job/girl etcein klasse Job/Mädchen etc (inf); a humdinger of a hangoverein Kater, der sich gewaschen hat (inf); he hit him with a real humdinger of a left hooker landete einen erstklassigen linken Haken bei ihm (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

humdinger

[ˈhʌmˌdɪŋəʳ] n (fam) it's a humdinger!è una cannonata!
he's (or she's) a humdinger! → è uno schianto!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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