zinger

noun zing·er \ ˈziŋ-ər \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of zinger

1955

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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