Etymology
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stunner (n.)

1829, in pugilism, agent noun from stun. Meaning "beautiful woman" attested by 1848 on notion of "one who astounds or amazes."

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Definitions of stunner

stunner (n.)
a very attractive or seductive looking woman;
Synonyms: smasher / knockout / beauty / ravisher / sweetheart / peach / lulu / looker / mantrap / dish
stunner (n.)
an unexpected and amazing event;
the stunner was what happened on Saturday
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