Origin of Frisbee
Examples from the Web for frisbee
It started with a blue T-shirt, so small you could barely fit a frisbee in it.
After recuperating a bit, they might hit the climbing wall or the quad for some Frisbee golf.
Do you remember anything of the killing of a man named Frisbee over in Fresno three years ago?
Nor even heard anything about Frisbee, nor what happened to him?
British Dictionary definitions for frisbee
Word Origin and History for frisbee
1957, trademark registered 1959 by Wham-O Co., the prototype modeled on pie tins from Mrs. Frisbie's Pies, made by the Frisbie Bakery of Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. Middlebury College students began tossing them around in the 1930s (though Yale and Princeton also claim to have discovered their aerodynamic qualities).
Thirteen years ago the Wham-O Manufacturing Company of San Gabriel, Calif., ... brought out the first Frisbee. Wham-O purchased the rights from a Los Angeles building inspector named Fred Morrison, who in turn had been inspired by the airworthy pie tins of the Frisbie Bakery in Bridgeport, Conn. (which went out of business in March of 1958). He changed the spelling to avoid legal problems. ["Sports Illustrated," Aug. 3, 1970]
The family name is attested in English records from 1226, from a place name in Leicestershire (Frisby on the Wreak), attested from 1086, from Old Danish, meaning "farmstead or village of the Frisians."