noun Date: 1969 one that zaps: as a. an electronic device designed to attract and kill insects b. a person who habitually changes channels (as to avoid commercials) c. a remote control device used for zapping

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  • zapper — [ zape ] v. intr. <conjug. : 1> • 1986; angl. to zap ♦ Anglic. Passer constamment d une chaîne de télévision à d autres à l aide de la télécommande. ⇒région. pitonner. On zappe pour changer de programme, éviter les publicités. ♢ Fig. « les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Zapper — may refer to: * An automated sales suppression device, software for falsifying cash register records * NES Zapper, a pistol shaped electronic light gun sold as part of the original Nintendo Entertainment System * Wii Zapper, a gun shaped… …   Wikipedia

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  • Zapper — Éditeur Atari Développeur Blitz Games Date de sortie 2003 Genre jeu de puzzle Plate forme PC, PS2, Game Cube, Xbox …   Wikipédia en Français

  • zapper — [zap′ər] n. Slang 1. something, esp. an electronic device, that zaps 2. REMOTE CONTROL (sense 2) * * * zap·per (zăpʹər) n. Slang …   Universalium

  • zapper — [zap′ər] n. Slang 1. something, esp. an electronic device, that zaps 2. REMOTE CONTROL (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • zapper — noun /ˈzæp.ə(ɹ)/ a) A remote control for a television. This channel is lame. Hand me the zapper. b) A thing that zaps by passing a large voltage, e.g. a bug zapper …   Wiktionary

  • zapper — UK [ˈzæpə(r)] / US [ˈzæpər] noun [countable] Word forms zapper : singular zapper plural zappers informal 1) a piece of electrical equipment for killing insects 2) a remote control for a television …   English dictionary

  • Zapper — Zap|per der; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. zapper zu to zap, vgl. ↑zappen> (ugs.) jmd., der Zapping betreibt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • zapper — [[t]zæ̱pə(r)[/t]] zappers N COUNT A zapper is a small device that you use to control a television, video, or stereo from a distance. [INFORMAL] Syn: remote control …   English dictionary

  • zapper — zap|per sb., en, e, ne (person der zapper; fjernbetjening) …   Dansk ordbog

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