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Hum Dinger

Posted by Gary Martin on November 24, 2008 at 17:20

In Reply to: Hum Dinger posted by Gretchen on November 24, 2008 at 17:15:

: Where did the term 'Hum Dinger' come from?

It's usually written as 'humdinger'. The origin is uncertain. It seems to be an early 20th century American word. The earliest that I've found is a 1903 reference in an American newspaper.