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This page is about the slang term 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 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

a. laugh

b. cry

c. sneeze

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Contributor: Matt Errey