beer pong


-ˈpäŋ How to pronounce beer pong (audio)
: 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 The entertainment venue at 7900 Shelbyville Road, will also have games including life-size beer pong. The Courier-Journal, 20 Feb. 2024 In the meantime, get familiar with the dart board, the pool table, the beer pong station, the giant Jenga, the daily beer/shot/liquor specials and the Monday appeal of half-price everything, with guest bartenders. Katie Toussaint, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Still, Ryan Eisley, 26, played beer pong with his father, John Eisley, 68. Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, 28 Jan. 2024 Malone said the tat was a result of losing a game of beer pong against Kelce and the Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahones. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 11 Feb. 2024 Red Solo cups – a staple of barbecues and beer pong – are usually synonymous with good times. Dee-Ann Durbin, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 Red Solo cups are usually synonymous with good times Red Solo cups – a staple of barbecues and beer pong – are usually synonymous with good times. Dee-Ann Durbin, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2024 During the chat, Mike revealed that he's seen Kate's competitive nature come out while playing beer pong. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 27 Dec. 2023 The group from Benton had woken up at 4 a.m., gotten in line to enter the park at 5:30 a.m. and arrived at their spot to set up at 7 a.m. While cornhole seemed to be the game of choice Saturday, Makenzie and Grayson had been playing beer pong (minus the beer) as Micah looked on. Daniel McFadin, Arkansas Online, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


beer + Ping-Pong

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beer pong was in 1972

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“Beer pong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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