dodge·​ball ˈdäj-ˌbȯl How to pronounce dodgeball (audio)
: a game in which players stand in a circle and try to hit opponents within the circle with a large inflated ball

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Adventure parks include more active activities like basketball, trampoline parks and dodgeball, among other features. Tandra Smith |, al, 7 Jan. 2023 Being back in the classroom quickly became a game of coronavirus dodgeball. Jami Cole, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 The first-ever Pro Bowl Games, held this week at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, will feature a series of skills competitions for the league’s top players in the AFC and NFC, including dodgeball, golf and precision passing. Baltimore Sun, 2 Feb. 2023 The first day of competition at the 2023 Pro Bowl Games includes dodgeball, a precision passing challenge and the first round of a best catch competition. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 2 Feb. 2023 Pro Bowl Games features dodgeball, longest drive contest, best catch competition, kick tac toe. Pro Bowl Games include flag football games at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 2 Feb. 2023 Players will take part in a series of events Thursday and Sunday in Las Vegas, including flag football, dodgeball, a water balloon toss and longest drive golf contest. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 30 Jan. 2023 Activities Tent: Where the early birds flock to for daytime activities like dodgeball and yoga. Kelsi Halverson, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2023 Brought to you by the same people who created Exploding Kittens, Throw Throw Burrito is a combination between a card game and dodgeball. Kori Williams, Seventeen, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dodgeball was in 1900

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“Dodgeball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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dodge·​ball ˈdäj-ˌbȯl How to pronounce dodgeball (audio)
: a game in which players stand in a circle and try to hit other players within the circle with a large inflated ball

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