Zapper definition

zăpər
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A device that uses energy, especially electric current or radiation, for a specified purpose, especially a device that kills insects by means of an electric current flowing through a wire grid.
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A remote control for a television set.
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Something, esp. an electronic device, that zaps, specif. one that kills mosquitoes or bugs.
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(colloquial) A remote control for a television.

The news is starting on the other channel; hand me the zapper.

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A device that electrocutes ("zaps") with a high voltage, e.g. a bug zapper.
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(figuratively, by extension) Anything that exterminates.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zapper
Plural:
zappers

Origin of zapper

  • zap + -er.

    From Wiktionary