bazinga

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See also: bazonga

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from ba-zing, from zing. Usage as an interjection popularized as the catchphrase of the character Sheldon Cooper on the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Interjection[edit]

bazinga

  1. Exclamation indicating a successful trick or prank.
  2. Exclamation indicating a successful outcome or sudden realization.
    • 2011 March 8, Keller Mike, “How To Enable iTunes Home Sharing in iOS 4.3”[1], PCWorld, ISSN 0737-8939, retrieved on 2012-06-22: 
      Go back to the iPod app on your iOS device and click on the “More” tab. There you will see a new heading titled “Shared” which lets you choose between your iOS library or any Shared Libraries you have enabled on your WiFi network. Bazinga!
    • 2012, Paulsen, Gary, Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love, Wendy Lamb Books, ISBN 9780385742306, page 118:
      I have never gotten anything less than an A- when poster board is involved. So — bazinga! I'd make a poster of the life and times of Markie's family. Guaranteed to melt his parents' hearts.
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  3. Exclamation acknowledging a witty remark.
    • 2012 September 1, “Have you ever tried to fit 'mari-juana' in 1 column?”, Mail Tribune, ISSN 2163-6699, retrieved on 2012-09-27:
      So, Marc, as you can see, we don't use the word "pot" very often in stories. But you also see that it is used frequently in headlines. The reason is simple and has nothing to do with a lack of respect for medical marijuana users. When it comes to headlines, size matters, and the word "pot" fits in a lot more places than "marijuana." It's really that simple.
      It would be easy to figure that headline writers just aren't what they used to be, that they've gone to pot, so to speak (bazinga!).
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Noun[edit]

bazinga (plural bazingas)

  1. (informal) A thingamabob.
    • 2003 17 March, Tim Mullen, “Re: Upcoming Auction”, rec.antiques.radio+phono, Usenet:
      Anyone have a good guess as to what the bazinga is that I've crudely circled in this photo?
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