zing
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1911 1. a shrill humming noise 2. a. an enjoyably exciting or stimulating quality ; zest <
really put some zing into this industry — Erwin Fine
>
b. a sharply piquant flavor <
barbecue sauce with zing
>
II. verb Date: 1920 intransitive verb 1. to make or move with a humming sound 2. zip, speed transitive verb 1. to hit suddenly ; zap 2. to criticize in a pointed or witty manner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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