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Meaning of ripsnorter

rip•snort•er

Pronunciation: (rip'snôr'tur), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. something or someone exceedingly strong or violent: a ripsnorter of a gale.
  2. something or someone remarkably good or exciting.
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