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zinger American English

Meaning: a striking comment, an amusing remark

For example:

  • Arnie made a great speech. It was full of witty quips and zingers.

  • The host of the Academy Awards presentation always starts off with a few zingers.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Our friend Jake comes up with these zingers that make everyone
  1. laugh
  2. cry
  3. sneeze

Discuss: zinger

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