zinger

US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈzɪŋɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(zingər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
zing•er /ˈzɪŋɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Informal Termsa quick, clever, or sharp remark or answer.
  2. Informal Termssomething that surprises or shocks, as a piece of news.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
zing•er  (zingər),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsa quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort:During the debate she made a couple of zingers that deflated the opposition.
  2. Informal Termsa surprise, shock, or piece of electrifying news:The President's resignation was a real zinger.
  3. Informal Termsa person or thing that has vitality or animation or produces startling results.
  • zing + -er1 1950–55

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