beer pong

noun
\ -ˈpäŋ How to pronounce beer pong (audio) , -ˈpȯŋ \

Definition of beer pong

: a game in which a set of beer-containing cups is placed at two ends of a table and in which a player scores by bouncing or tossing a Ping-Pong ball into an opponent's cup from which the opponent then has to drink the beer

Examples of beer pong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other activities at the royal wedding reception included beer pong, which even the most famous guests took part in. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "James Corden Hosted a Dance-Off Between Prince Harry and Prince William at Harry's Wedding, Apparently," 30 Dec. 2020 Guests, including Serena Williams, also played beer pong at the party. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "James Corden Hosted a Dance-Off Between Prince Harry and Prince William at Harry's Wedding, Apparently," 30 Dec. 2020 Local wine nights, beer pong games and dancing in an apartment near you. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Apple and TikTok banned an app used to arrange parties during Covid," 30 Dec. 2020 Some had red Solo cups, some were playing beer pong and cornhole. New York Times, "Young People Have Less Covid-19 Risk, but in College Towns, Deaths Rose Fast," 12 Dec. 2020 Why not scale down the beer pong drinking game to fit on a desktop? Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, "Essential Minnesota gift guide: 61 perfect picks while we're all home for the holidays," 27 Nov. 2020 By December, look for an outdoor area for ice games such as shuffleboard, beanbag toss and beer pong. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "12 extra-warm patios for fall outdoor dining in the Twin Cities," 14 Oct. 2020 The rules of the game are simple and mirror the basic rules of beer pong. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "This family-friendly minigolf game brings year-round fun and is now on sale," 30 Sep. 2020 Ischgl gained its Ibiza of the Alps nickname in a nod to its apres-ski culture where partygoers descended on bars straight from the slopes for hours of dancing on crowded dance floors and games of beer pong. Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg.com, "‘Ibiza of the Alps’ Victims Accuse Austria of Covid Chaos," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of beer pong

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beer pong

beer + Ping-Pong

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The first known use of beer pong was in 1972

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13 Feb 2021

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“Beer pong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beer%20pong. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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