humdinger

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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.]

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]

hum•ding•er

(ˈhʌmˈdɪŋ ər)

n. Informal.
a person or thing of remarkable excellence or effect.
[1885–90; hum + ding1 + -er1]
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
Translations

humdinger

[ˈhʌmdɪŋəʳ] N it's a humdinger!¡es una auténtica maravilla!
a real humdinger of a caruna maravilla de coche

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.

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)

humdinger

[ˈhʌmˌdɪŋəʳ] n (fam) it's a humdinger!è una cannonata!
he's (or she's) a humdinger! → è uno schianto!
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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.
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