Definition of zinger
1 : something causing or meant to cause interest, surprise, or shock
2 : a pointed witty remark or retort
Examples of zinger in a Sentence
The candidate couldn't help getting off a zinger or two about his opponent.
Recent Examples of zinger from the Web
Alec Baldwin is known for his quick wit, but his daughter Ireland has a few zingers of her own.
With the Kings possessing the fifth and 10th picks, this is the organization’s best shot at rewriting the negative narrative, with an arrow pointing upward, since Robert Horry delivered that zinger in 2002.
Watch above as Jenna Elfman and Lacey Chabert share the ways their mothers have inspired them — and Brooklyn Decker wraps the whole thing up with a great zinger.
An additional pairing provides almost as many zingers.
Here's a roundup of Messing's best zingers and stirring moments.
The highest concentration of subtle headnote zingers and doable recipes of any cookbook released in the past ten years.
Over the course of the show, the friends navigated life, love, and aging, and endured endless stories about Sophia’s life back in Sicily, Rose’s childhood in St. Olaf, Blanche’s many, many suitors, and Dorothy’s zingers.
Here are some of the highlights from the 2017 WHCD, from sharp zingers to an appearance from Alec Baldwin's SNL version of Trump.
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Definition of zinger for English Language Learners
: a quick and clever comment that criticizes or insults someone
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