Definitions

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

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

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  • n. a violently energetic or noisily outspoken person; someone using slambang methods
  • n. something extreme; humdinger

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Examples

  • Gore then explained how he planned to travel to Iowa in September 2001 to deliver "a real ripsnorter of a speech" that would have harshly critiqued President Bush's first nine months in office and broken Gore's political silence.

    I Stand by My Story, What Story?

  • “The original ripsnorter,” said the frontiersman, crossing his arms over his brawny chest.

    Nevermore

  • Craig Revel Horwood, who tends to be the harshest of the judges, told his fellow Australian: It was a ripsnorter mate.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • JOHANNESBURG -- Kumba Iron Ore, one of the smaller participants in the global seaborne iron ore mining franchise, had a ripsnorter 2009 year, which hardly went unnoticed by 64% shareholder Anglo American, which has generally had a torrid year.

    WN.com - Articles related to Steel prices to rise 20% in China

  • JOHANNESBURG -- Kumba Iron Ore, one of the smaller participants in the global seaborne iron ore mining franchise, had a ripsnorter ...

    WN.com - Business News

  • A wayward - nay - shocking forehand goes miles wild as Monfils squanders two break points before Murray levels at deuce with a 210-km ripsnorter of a serve.

    BBC News - Home

  • Matt Prior fended off a ripsnorter of a short ball for Mike Hussey to take a diving catch in the gully, Graeme Swann was bowled off an edge by Mitchell Johnson and the Steve Finn edged

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • He was one of a multitude of Minnesotans digging, plowing and blowing their way out from under Saturday's ripsnorter of a storm.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • - If you've been living in the Twitterverse then you've surely felt the aftershock of Bill Gates making his first official appearance on the social media ripsnorter just hours ago.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • If you've been living in the Twitterverse then you've surely felt the aftershock of Bill Gates making his first official appearance on the social media ripsnorter just hours ago.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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