Definition of ripsnorting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈripsnôrdiNG/ /ˈrɪpsnɔrdɪŋ/


informal North American attributive
  • Showing great vigor or intensity.

    • ‘a ripsnorting editorial’
    • ‘A faux-autobiography constructed from the letters of Australia's most famous outlaw, the book itself is a nigh perfect fusion of experimental prose, historical novel and ripsnorting thriller, whatever the wider truth may be.’
    • ‘Throughout the 1990s, investment experts warned that the ripsnorting stock market would revert to the mean.’