Etymology
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zinger (n.)

"cruel quip," 1970, from zing + -er (1). Earlier it was baseball slang for "fastball" (by 1957).

updated on June 26, 2012

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Definitions of zinger from WordNet

zinger (n.)
a striking or amusing or caustic remark;
he always greeted me with a new zinger
she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition
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