It's not much of a zinger, but the crowd claps and laughs.
But you have to admit, that was a pretty good zinger.
He'd ask a reverent question, she'd laser him a suspicious look, waiting for the zinger.
Some presenters say they dread asking for queries at the end of a meeting, worried that a zinger is in the wings.
But occasionally the screenplay succeeds in slipping in a zinger.
Slang definitions & phrases for zinger
A quip, esp one that is somewhat cruel and aggressive; a funny crack or punch line: Watt's offthe-cuff zingers have been a frequent source of pain for the Reagan Administration/ The plump little actor is polished and funny; his zingers stay zung
A quick and sharp response; a sturdy retort: get right in there with Williams, stand eyeball to eyeball, and plant the zinger on him, bang, or else you would be dismissed(1950+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers. Cite This Source