Barnburner Definition

bärnbûrnər
noun
An extremely impressive event or successful outcome.
American Heritage
Something, esp. a closely contested sports event, that is very exciting, intense, dramatic, etc.
Webster's New World
(idiomatic) An extremely exciting or successful event or person.
Wiktionary
One who burns down a barn.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Barnburner

Noun

Singular:
barnburner
Plural:
barnburners

Origin of Barnburner

  • From the idea of burning down one’s barn to get rid of a rat infestation.

    From Wiktionary

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