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I'm looking for a slang term that can be used when someone has defeated their opponent and the opponent is speechless and gave up the challenge. So he might want to to brag about how weak the opponent was. To be more clear, something like:

Haha! Don't have anything to say eh?

Update: Seems like there was a misunderstanding about what I'd like to know. I've seen a scene in which a scientist was answering every question he'd been asked. Suddenly a guy asked a silly question which doesn't have a clear answer and when the scientist remained silent, the guy started jumping up and down and bragging about defeating him. The video was not in English and I was curious what that guy could say if he were speaking English.

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"slang" is not a noun here, it's an adjective. So you can't ask for "a slang" - you need "a slang word/term/expression/etc." – FumbleFingers Aug 26 '12 at 13:35
@FumbleFingers Unfortunately since you deleted your answer I couldn't fully read your comment. Could you please re-add your comment here? – Kamyar Aug 26 '12 at 13:55
Younger people might say, "In your face!" in that kind of situation. It has an entry in Urban Dictionary. – JLG Aug 26 '12 at 15:19
@Kamyar: I think tne problem is it's Too Localised if you want your heckler to say something simultaneously triumphalist and making reference to the fact that the speaker is unable to respond. People have offered a variety of triumphalist expressions that would fit many other contexts. Personally, I still like the old lady's Up yours, nigger! in Blazing Saddles, which you still hear now and then in the UK. But I think that's probably no longer acceptable to most Americans. – FumbleFingers Aug 26 '12 at 16:29
If it's scientists you're talking about, you could use the word "Bazinga!" – but that's more from recent pop culture (TV's The Big Bang Theory) than from classic English. (See the short definition HERE and the longer explanation HERE). – J.R. Aug 26 '12 at 20:41
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The phrase “Who's your daddy?” is used in the manner asked about. Wikipedia says:

It is commonly used as a boastful claim of dominance over the intended listener. ... An early use of the phrase occurs in the 1979 film Scum ... Widespread provocative use of the phrase began as early as the late 1980s ... The expression was further popularized in a well known 1991 comedy routine by Dennis Miller.

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The term gotcha is used as an interjection or a noun to reflect stumping an adversary or forcing someone into no-win position. American Heritage defines it as an interjection

used to indicate understanding or to signal the fact of having caught or defeated another.

Websters' New World College Dictionary says

that one has caught, captured, or gained power over someone or something

As a noun, Merriam-Websters defines it as

an unexpected usually disconcerting challenge, revelation, or catch; also: an attempt to embarrass, expose, or disgrace someone (as a politician) with a gotcha

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