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zinger

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.

zinger

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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