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ripsnorter (RIP-snor-tuhr) noun

Something or someone remarkably outstanding.

[Formed from rip + snort.]

Tom Gliatto; Leah Rozen; Jeff Schnaufer, Picks & Pans: Screen., People, 12-16-1996, pp 23+. "Dern's reply, though unprintable, is a ribald ripsnorter."

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