ping-pong

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verb

ˈpiŋ-ˌpäŋ How to pronounce ping-pong (audio)
-ˌpȯŋ
ping-ponged; ping-ponging; ping-pongs

ping-pong

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noun

: something resembling a game of table tennis
especially : a series of usually verbal exchanges between two parties
a ping-pong of absurdist dialogue Lawrence O'Toole

Ping-Pong

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trademark

ˈpiŋ-ˌpäŋ How to pronounce Ping-Pong (audio)
-ˌpȯŋ
used for table tennis

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1902, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ping-pong was in 1902

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Ping-Pong

ping-pong

pin grass

Cite this Entry

“Ping-pong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ping-pong. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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