ripsnorter

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Noun[edit]

ripsnorter (plural ripsnorters)

  1. (slang) a violently energetic or noisily outspoken person; someone using slambang methods
    "That venerable old ripsnorter defended the right of the clergy to drive fast horses" -- Phil Stong
  2. (slang) something extreme; humdinger
    "Yesterday's performance was a ripsnorter for gaiety, vigor, and general run-around" -- Virgil Thomson

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