zapper

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

zap + -er.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zapper (plural zappers)

  1. (colloquial) A remote control for a television.
    The news is starting on the other channel; hand me the zapper.
  2. A device that electrocutes ("zaps") with a high voltage, e.g. a bug zapper.
  3. (figuratively, by extension) Anything that exterminates.
    • 1989, Microtimes (volume 6, page 140)
      If games are your life, the choice of a joystick is desperately important. Casual alien-zappers can get by with the cheapest generic Taiwanese clone-stick []

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English zap.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

zapper

  1. to channel-hop, channel surf
  2. (figuratively) to dither, change one's opinion rapidly, vacillate
  3. to skip over

ConjugationEdit

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