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zinger

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noun zing·er \ˈziŋ-ər\

Simple Definition of zinger

  • : a quick and clever comment that criticizes or insults someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zinger

  1. 1 :  something causing or meant to cause interest, surprise, or shock

  2. 2 :  a pointed witty remark or retort

Examples of zinger in a sentence

  1. The candidate couldn't help getting off a zinger or two about his opponent.



1955

First Known Use of zinger

1955


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