noun Date: 1955 1. something causing or meant to cause interest, surprise, or shock 2. a pointed witty remark or retort

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  • zinger — [[t]zɪ̱ŋə(r)[/t]] zingers N COUNT A zinger is a witty remark, or something that is lively, interesting, amusing, or impressive. [AM, INFORMAL] ...a zinger, a one liner that was just too good to pass up... I thought it looked like a zinger …   English dictionary

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  • zinger — noun a) Something that zings. The pitcher threw a real zinger and struck him out. b) A very rapidly moving object, especially one that is thrown. My little niece let fly with the zinger that my sister was pregnant again. Syn: one liner, snappy… …   Wiktionary

  • zinger — /zing euhr/, n. Informal. 1. a quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort: During the debate she made a couple of zingers that deflated the opposition. 2. a surprise, shock, or piece of electrifying news: The President s resignation was a real… …   Universalium

  • zinger — n Something that gets your attention; a sharp punch line. Aunt Mavis can always come up with a zinger for anything you say. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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  • zinger — /ˈzɪŋə/ (say zinguh) noun Colloquial something spectacular: her performance was a real zinger …   Australian English dictionary

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