Meaning of zinger

zing•er

Pronunciation: (zing'ur), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort: During the debate she made a couple of zingers that deflated the opposition.
  2. a surprise, shock, or piece of electrifying news: The President's resignation was a real zinger.
  3. a person or thing that has vitality or animation or produces startling results.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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