stunner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stunner an unexpected and amazing event "the stunner was what happened on Saturday"
    • n stunner a very attractive or seductive looking woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stunner One who, or that which, stuns.
    • Stunner Something striking or amazing in quality; something of extraordinary excellence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stunner One who or that which stuns, or excites astonishment; a person, an action, or a thing that astounds or amazes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stunner a person or an action that strikes with amazement
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stunian, to make a din—stun, a din.

Usage

In literature:

Nobody had ever been killed by a stunner ... but a direct hit with a narrow beam could paralyze a man for three days.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
My, but Mrs. Lenox is a stunner!
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
STUNNER, NEURAL: A blaster setting or special-purpose handgun that stuns rather than injuring the one shot.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
That's a stunner, sure enough, Princess.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
It's a bit giddy, I'll admit; but she's a stunner in it.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
She was a stunner after all, and didn't look a day over twenty-eight.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
It proved to be more of a stunner than I had expected.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
I hear she's a stunner.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
The Scotchman's French wife was a stunner, the orderly was good enough to declare again, and everybody else thought so too.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
If that Gregory knows what he is talking about, then that is a stunner.
"Dorothy Page" by Eldridge B. Hatcher
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In poetry:

Aw know aw'm a stunner to cook,--
Guys-hang-it! this kinlin's damp!
It does nowt but splutter an smook,
An this Hue's ov a varry poor stamp.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley
They parted, and Athletes had not left her very far,
Ere again he puffed the odours of a casual cigar;
But he oftentimes lamented, as to manhood's years he grew,
'What a pity such a stunner was so spoilt by being blue!'
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

Telemundo model Liza Irizarry says Victoria's Secret stunner Selita.
It's a stunner for a lot of Memphis music fans.
Football notebook Morgan Park, Simeon tops weekend of stunners.
Warriors can't pull back -to-back stunners.
Warriors can't pull back-to-back stunners.
Talk about a Saturday night stunner in Death Valley.
Shoemaker pulls another stunner.
Hong Kong's skyline a stunner.
Stunner for show, not go.
Fresh off the second annual indulgence of Pebble Beach Food&Wine, Rob Weakley and David Bernahl, the founders and directors of Coastal Luxury Management based in Carmel, have laid out a blueprint for another stunner this fall.
0Adam Levine and new girlfriend, Victoria's Secret stunner Behati Prinsloo, took a spin on his motorcycle in Hollywood Aug 7.
Adam Levine and new girlfriend, Victoria's Secret stunner Behati Prinsloo, took a spin on his motorcycle in Hollywood Aug 7.
Female-targeted energy drink a stunner in slim can.
Arian Foster pulls off stunner , advances in Madden cover contest.
Texas A&M's stunner thrills Houston coach Tony Levine.
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