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zinger Syllabification: zing·er
Pronunciation: /ˈziNGər/

Definition of zinger in English:

noun

informal, chiefly North American
1A striking or amusing remark: open a speech with a zinger
More example sentences
  • Heckart, as Baker, unexpectedly storms into Don's apartment like a tornado, approaching every flaw of Don's apartment with a zinger or guilt-inducing remark.
  • Stripping aside the zingers and hyperbole, you get a fairly clear picture of the respective strategies for the summer campaign.
  • Small forward Sheri Sam had a zinger for every media question asked.
Synonyms
witticism, quip, joke;
criticism, dig, poke
1.1An outstanding person or thing: a zinger of a shot
More example sentences
  • In my experience of photographing people, shots one to four can invariably be junked, shot five often has some comedic value, but shot six is usually a zinger.
  • The band knew what they were doing by recording an album with more soaring, soulful and dramatic songs than short, instant-single zingers.
  • And I wish I could say that I found it to be a real zinger.

Words that rhyme with zinger

bringer, clinger, flinger, humdinger, pinger, ringer, singer, slinger, springer, stinger, stringer, swinger, winger, wringer

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