An example of a ripsnorter is an extreme sports enthusiast who loves to make a lot of noise when celebrating his team's victory.
- 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
- something extreme; humdinger
- "Yesterday's performance was a ripsnorter for gaiety, vigor, and general run-around" -- Virgil Thomson