Definition of ping-pong noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɪŋ pɒŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪŋ pɔːŋ//
, NAmE//ˈpɪŋ pɑːŋ//
(British English, informal) (North American English Ping-Pong™) (also table tennis) [uncountable] Games
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a game played like tennis with bats and a small plastic ball on a table with a net across it More Like This Reduplicative words airy-fairy, argy-bargy, chit-chat, criss-cross, dilly-dally, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, hocus-pocus, hoity-toity, hotchpotch, hurly-burly, itty-bitty, mumbo jumbo, mishmash, nitty-gritty, ping-pong, pitter-patter, shilly-shally, teeny-weeny, tittle-tattle, touchy-feely, wishy-washySee worksheet. See related entries: Games Word Originearly 20th cent.: imitative of the sound of a bat striking a ball.
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