Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brief high-pitched humming or buzzing sound, such as that made by a swiftly passing object or a taut vibrating string.
  • intransitive v. To make a zing.
  • intransitive v. To move swiftly with or as if with a zing: an arrow zinging toward its target.
  • intransitive v. Informal To be vivacious or lively: a conversation zinging along.
  • transitive v. Informal To attack verbally; criticize sharply: zing an opponent in a debate.
  • transitive v. Informal To strike suddenly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short high-pitched humming sound, eg that made by a bullet or vibrating string.
  • n. Zest or vitality.
  • v. To move very quickly, especially while making a high-pitched hum.
  • interj. A high pitched humming sound.
  • interj. Used to acknowledge a witty comeback, a zinger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activeness of an energetic personality
  • n. a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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