ping pong

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic. Ping-Pong (with dash) is a registered wordmark of Parker Brothers, Inc., first used in 1900 and registered in the United States in 1930,[1] and an example of a genericized trademark. Contrary to a common misconception, the word does not originate from the Chinese language.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

ping pong (uncountable)

  1. Table tennis.
    • 1900, Daily Chronicle[1], published 1905, May 8, page 6/6:
      Our correspondent seems to hope that the unclean, playing Ping-Pong with the clean, will become unpleasantly conscious of his uncleanness and reform.
  2. (figuratively) An instance of figuratively bouncing something or someone back and forth.
    • 1909, Thaddeus L. Bolton, “On the Efficacy of Consciousness”, in Frederick James Eugene Woodbridge and Wendell T. Bush editor, The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods[2], volume 6, New York: The Science Press, page 424:
      To be conscious is to be subject to just such a ping-pong of recurring nervous activities that effect muscle tone on one side and brain discharge on the other.

Related termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

ping pong (third-person singular simple present ping pongs, present participle ping ponging, simple past and past participle ping ponged)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To figuratively bounce or be bounced back and forth.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ USPTO trademark serial numbers 71295230, 71295231 and 71564016

ItalianEdit

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

NounEdit

ping pong m (invariable)

  1. ping pong

SynonymsEdit

Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 18:10