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Probably from zing. Appears to originate from the X-Files Season 7 episode "Hollywood A.D". Popularized as the catchphrase of the character Peter Griffin from Family Guy and subsequently Sheldon Cooper on the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory.[1]


  • IPA(key): /bəˈziŋ.ɡə/
  • (file)



  1. Exclamation indicating a successful trick or prank.
  2. Exclamation indicating a successful outcome or sudden realization.
    • 2011 March 8, Mike, Keller, “How To Enable iTunes Home Sharing in iOS 4.3”, in PCWorld[2], →ISSN, retrieved 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, 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.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:bazinga.
  3. Exclamation acknowledging a witty remark.
    • 2012 September 1, “Have you ever tried to fit 'mari-juana' in 1 column?”, in Mail Tribune[3], →ISSN, retrieved 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!).
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:bazinga.


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bazinga (plural bazingas)

  1. (informal) A thingamabob, a placeholder word for any unknown or nonspecific object.
    • 2003 March 17, Tim Mullen, “Re: Upcoming Auction”, in[4] (Usenet):
      Anyone have a good guess as to what the bazinga is that I've crudely circled in this photo?
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:bazinga.




  1. ^ Brian Cronin (2015-08-21), “What Is the Secret Origin of 'Bazinga' From the Big Bang Theory?”, in HuffPost[1]