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zinger

[ zing-er ]
/ ˈzɪŋ ər /
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noun Informal.
a quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort: During the debate she made a couple of zingers that deflated the opposition.
a surprise, shock, or piece of electrifying news: The president's resignation was a real zinger.
a person or thing that has vitality or animation or produces startling results.
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Origin of zinger

First recorded in 1950–55; zing + -er1
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