badminton

noun
bad·​min·​ton | \ ˈbad-ˌmi-tᵊn How to pronounce badminton (audio) , -ˌmin-tᵊn \

Definition of badminton

: a court game played with light long-handled rackets and a shuttlecock volleyed over a net

Examples of badminton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pickleball combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and athletic ability, the club noted. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Dec. 2021 Pickleball is a mix of badminton, tennis and table tennis that’s played with a small paddle and perforated balls that look like small wiffle balls. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 15 Dec. 2021 Her son looked forward to playing more cricket, her daughter badminton. Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 After asking the public for ideas before the flight, Maezawa had compiled a list of 100 things to do in space that included playing some sports inside the space station such as badminton, table tennis and golf. Vladimir Isachenkov, orlandosentinel.com, 22 Dec. 2021 After asking the public for ideas before the flight, Maezawa had compiled a list of 100 things to do in space that included playing some sports inside the space station such as badminton, table tennis and golf. Fox News, 21 Dec. 2021 Zhao sought advice from Ben Lee, the head of his badminton club in the San Francisco Bay Area. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 And then Santa made his drop and the gifts were more interesting: a badminton set, a pogo stick, and one year a new bike to replace the old wobbly one. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, 1 Dec. 2021 The funds helped the madrasa construct a new building, a badminton court and a computer lab, among other projects. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of badminton

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for badminton

probably from Badminton House, seat of the Dukes of Beaufort in Wiltshire, England (though a historical link between the game and this place has not been demonstrated)

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The first known use of badminton was in 1863

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3 Jan 2022

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“Badminton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/badminton. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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badminton

noun

English Language Learners Definition of badminton

: a game in which a light feathered object (called a shuttlecock) is hit over a net by players using light rackets

badminton

noun
bad·​min·​ton | \ ˈbad-ˌmin-tᵊn How to pronounce badminton (audio) \

Kids Definition of badminton

: a game in which a shuttlecock is hit back and forth over a net by players using light rackets

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