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1. informal A particularly witty or cutting remark or retort. She fired back with a zinger that put Tom in his place. He filled his speech with humorous zingers aimed at various people in the audience.
2. informal A shot or throw that moves at an incredibly fast rate. The center let fly a zinger that went straight into the back of the net. She keeps a deck of cards on her desk so she can fling zingers at students whenever they give an incorrect answer.
3. informal A particularly shocking or surprising revelation or piece of news. The novel ends on a real zinger that calls into question everything you thought you knew, setting the stage for a possible sequel. Going through my grandfather's belongings ahead of his funeral, we were hit with the zinger that he had been an international spy back in the 1930s.
4. slang A particularly witty or cutting remark. She came out with quite a zinger that put Tom right back in his place. He filled his speech with humorous zingers aimed at various people in the audience.
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1. n. something nice or fine. What a zinger of a hat!
2. n. a stinging remark. She got off another zinger at her brother.
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