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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A person of impressive skill and daring, especially one who is highly successful and self-assured.
  • n. A nonstop freight train.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Highly skilled.
  • adj. Displaying talent.
  • n. Someone with exceptional skills in a certain field.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. highly talented, self-confident and successful.
  • adj. flamboyantly displaying one's skills.
  • n. a successful, self-confident person who is regarded by others as highly skilled; -- sometimes used ironically in reference to aggressive persons whose opinion of their own talents is considered exaggerated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A foolish, inconsiderate fellow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

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