The ping-pong stadium was a tiny isolated bubble of bounty in the middle of a country shocked into silence.
Who would have thought a game of ping-pong could have such huge ramifications in China in 1971?
In my library/study/barn there is a ping-pong table, on which I can pile working books and spread maps.
Just a few weeks before his blood-spattered soiree, Friedlander was offering motivational guidance to his friend about ping-pong.
Braces on his legs, but he charmed the pants off Nixon, he won the ping-pong competition.
King told me, for instance, that of late he has been possessed with a passionate desire to learn the game of ping-pong.
At the top of the plate is the beginning of a ping-pong net.
What instantly comes to your mind,” says my college friend who is “taking” Psychology, “when I say the word ‘ping-pong’?
This is only a little game of "ping-pong" in progress, and some of the balls are missing!
We find that this ring loaded with only the ping-pong ball, and weighing a total of 2.55 grams does not slip at the low angles.
1900, as Ping-Pong, trademark for table tennis equipment (Parker Brothers). Both words are imitative of the sound of the ball hitting a hard surface; from ping + pong (attested from 1823). It had a "phenomenal vogue" in U.S. c.1900-1905.
1901, from ping-pong (n.). In the figurative sense from 1952. Related: Ping-ponged; ping-ponging.
[1972+ Medical; fr Ping-Pong, trademark for a manufacturer's table-tennis set and game]