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zinger

noun zing·er \ˈziŋ-ər\

: a quick and clever comment that criticizes or insults someone

Full Definition of ZINGER

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

Examples of ZINGER

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

First Known Use of ZINGER

1955

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