kickball

noun
kick·​ball | \ ˈkik-ˌbȯl How to pronounce kickball (audio) \

Definition of kickball

US
: a game for children that resembles baseball but that is played with an inflated ball which is kicked instead of being hit with a bat

Examples of kickball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company kickball team plays at the beach every week, and a handful of staff frequently run Tough Mudders. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 For the athletically inclined, there’s a wide variety of sports teams to choose from, including kickball, basketball, and soccer. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 After being impressed by his kickball skills, a couple of suits pull him off the schoolyard and recruit him. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, 10 Apr. 2022 Jay Winter, a Hollywood rider with the Der Krieger motorcycle club, brought a kickball, trucks and dolls to donate to the toy pile. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, 5 Dec. 2021 Suns up one with 3:47 left: Crowder forced Murray into a kickball turnover. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 Durny was setting up for a kickball tournament at the football stadium and picked up a few pieces of litter. cleveland, 4 Nov. 2021 In addition to the Flamingos, Baltimore City has a Stonewall kickball team offered through Stonewall Sports Baltimore, which is part of a national network, said Nikhil Gupta, founder and commissioner of the Baltimore chapter. Billy Jean Louis, baltimoresun.com, 19 Oct. 2021 From playing kickball and jumping rope to juggling and dancing, these students seem to constantly be moving at school. Sabrina Kerns, ajc, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'kickball.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of kickball

1922, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About kickball

Time Traveler for kickball

Time Traveler

The first known use of kickball was in 1922

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near kickball

kickback

kickball

kickboard

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for kickball

Last Updated

3 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Kickball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kickball. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for kickball

kickball

noun
kick·​ball | \ ˈkik-ˌbȯl \

Kids Definition of kickball

: a game similar to baseball played with a large rubber ball that is kicked instead of hit with a bat

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!