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n. Slang
One that is remarkable for strength, intensity, or excellence.

rip′snort′ing adj.
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slang a person or thing noted for intensity or excellence
[C19: from rip1 + snorter]
ˈripˌsnorting adj
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(ˈrɪpˈsnɔr tər)

something exceedingly strong, exciting, etc.: a ripsnorter of a storm.
[1830–40, Amer.]
rip′snort`ing, adj.
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