badminton

[ bad-min-tn ]
/ ˈbæd mɪn tn /

noun

a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a high net that divides the court in half.

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Origin of badminton

First recorded in 1835–45; named after Badminton, the country seat of the duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England
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British Dictionary definitions for badminton (1 of 2)

badminton
/ (ˈbædmɪntən) /

noun

a game played with rackets and a shuttlecock, which is hit back and forth across a high net
Also called: badminton cup a long refreshing drink of claret with soda water and sugar

Word Origin for badminton

C19: named after Badminton House, where the game was first played

British Dictionary definitions for badminton (2 of 2)

Badminton
/ (ˈbædmɪntən) /

noun

a village in SW England, in South Gloucestershire unitary authority, Gloucestershire: site of Badminton House, seat of the Duke of Beaufort; annual horse trials
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