zinger

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noun zing·er \ˈziŋ-ər\

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


ZINGER Defined for English Language Learners

zinger

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noun zing·er \ˈziŋ-ər\

Definition of zinger for English Language Learners

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


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