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

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New Trier celebrates successful season The New Trier badminton team finished with three points at state. Dan Shalin, chicagotribune.com, "Badminton notes: Glenbrook South seniors make the most of their state appearance," 15 May 2018 Oakmont residents play pickleball—a game that’s like a gentler version of tennis, played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes on a badminton-sized court. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age," 4 Oct. 2018 Spot impromptu badminton team swinging racquets, a drum circle tapping away at the bongo, or amateur dancers following along to the beat. Davey Young, Condé Nast Traveler, "What To Do in Shibuya: Our Guide," 5 Mar. 2018 For the Serra High badminton team, it’s rival University City. Oscar Terrones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Conquistadors seeking elusive badminton title," 4 May 2018 The badminton state meet in Charleston was dominated by underclassmen, but the senior-laden Glenbrook South team still found a way into the top 10. Dan Shalin, chicagotribune.com, "Badminton notes: Glenbrook South seniors make the most of their state appearance," 15 May 2018 Jonatan Christie won that for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men's singles gold medal for Indonesia. John Pye, Fox News, "Christie wins host Indonesia's signature gold at Asian Games," 28 Aug. 2018 Jonatan Christie won that for the 2018 Asian Games hosts with a 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 win over Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen to secure the badminton men’s singles gold medal for Indonesia. John Pye, The Seattle Times, "Christie wins host Indonesia’s signature gold at Asian Games," 28 Aug. 2018 Last week, Williams, her sister Venus, Rafael Nadal, and others participated in a little friendly badminton, for the fourth annual Lotte New York Palace’s pre-U.S. Open invitational. Vogue, "The 2018 U.S. Open Is Here: Who’s Playing When, and How to Watch," 27 Aug. 2018

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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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badminton

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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

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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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