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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
References in periodicals archive ?
FOOTBALL THE group stage of the 2019-20 Betfred Cup is in full swing and spread punters should expect a handful of humdingers throughout the country, writes Liam Flin.
The band are to play their eponymous debut album in its entirety and are hoping to reacquaint themselves with old friends from their former fan club, the Rocking Humdingers Club, and have put out a Missing Persons Search.
The Northern Irish rockers are heading out on a 10-date UK tour and have called for members of the Rocking Humdingers Club to drop them an email.