This page is about the slang term zinger

American English


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.


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
a) laugh b) cry c) sneeze

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Contributor: Matt Errey