[ ping-pong, -pawng ]
/ ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ, -ˌpɔŋ /

verb (used with object)

to move back and forth or transfer rapidly from one locale, job, etc., to another; switch: The patient was ping-ponged from one medical specialist to another.

verb (used without object)

to go back and forth; change rapidly or regularly; shift; bounce: For ten years the foreign correspondent ping-ponged between London and Paris.

Origin of ping-pong

First recorded in 1900–05

Definition for ping-pong (2 of 2)


[ ping-pong, -pawng ]
/ ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ, -ˌpɔŋ /

Trademark. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ping-pong


/ (ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ) /


trademark another name for table tennis Also called: ping pong
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