Definitions

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

  • adj. Informal Pleasantly stimulating: "The times are good. The living is easy. The vibes are zingy” ( Saturday Review).
  • adj. Informal Exceptionally attractive or appealing: a zingy gown.

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  • adj. Full of zest.

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Examples

  • My all-time favorite is Green Zebra, followed by Flamme (both are quite zingy, which is the ideal tomato to my tongue!).

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  • Scents of cinnamon, fried dough, and some kind of zingy Mexican food reached our noses all at the same time.

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  • My arms felt "zingy" from using the rake but I felt normal, like nobody would really know I wasn't fine if they happened to see me.

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  • "It's tricky because the peppers can get kind of zingy, so you have to serve it with a warning, as it were."

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  • Maybe I'm such a crank I am incapable of seeing what was so "zingy" about your reply.

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  • • Stock up on tasty condiments that add flavor, such as zingy mustards, flavorful oils, chopped pickled peppers, garlic, chili and new varieties of salt.

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  • It's a zingy, citrusy white and a perfect summer wine.

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  • A zingy soup that's great for dinner and terrific for lunch with a sandwich, salad or dumplings.

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  • Still chewing the delicious range hen—Janine used some kind of spice that made it really zingy—Jim turned idly to see the newcomer.

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  • Hot-and-Sour Soup A zingy soup that's great for dinner and terrific for lunch with a sandwich, salad or dumplings.

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