Definition of humdinger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhəmˈdiNGɡər/


A remarkable or outstanding person or thing of its kind: a humdinger of a funny story
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  • People who can't wait until the end of October to get their live electronic fix will be pleased to hear that this weekend offers a few humdingers.
  • Yes, there have been humdingers in the past, and as long as the prize exists it will doubtless continue to create controversy for its selections.
  • It will be a humdinger.
amazing thing
informal jim-dandy, dandy, dilly, beaut, lollapalooza, ripsnorter, peach, doozy, lulu, whopper


Early 20th century (originally US): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with humdinger

bringer, clinger, flinger, pinger, ringer, singer, slinger, springer, stinger, stringer, swinger, winger, wringer, zinger

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Syllabification: hum·ding·er

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