Ripsnorter meaning

rĭpsnôrtər
Something extreme; humdinger.

"Yesterday's performance was a ripsnorter for gaiety, vigor, and general run-around" -- Virgil Thomson.

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Ripsnorter is a slang term for an active, wild or exciting person or thing.

An example of a ripsnorter is an extreme sports enthusiast who loves to make a lot of noise when celebrating his team's victory.

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A person or thing that is strikingly active, forceful, exciting, wild, rambunctious, etc.
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One that is remarkable for strength, intensity, or excellence.
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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.

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