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Definition of "stinger" [sting•er]

  • One that stings, especially an insult, that stings or wounds mentally. (noun)
  • A stinging organ or part. (noun)
  • A sharp blow. (noun)
  • Slang One who participates in or organizes the operation of a sting. (noun)
  • A cocktail of crème de menthe and brandy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stinger" in a sentence
  • "The other thing was what I called the stinger bucket."
  • "Cornell Driessen, the trainer who helped revive him for his second round, said: "That's what they call a stinger.""
  • "If the stinger is present, remove it by gently scraping over the area with a straight-edged object, i.e., a credit card, butter knife, etc."