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ping-pong

[ ping-pong, -pawng ]
/ ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ, -ˌpɔŋ /
Informal.
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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.
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Origin of ping-pong

First recorded in 1900–05

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Other definitions for ping-pong (2 of 2)

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

Trademark.
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British Dictionary definitions for ping-pong

Ping-Pong
/ (ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ) /

noun
trademark another name for table tennis Also called: ping pong
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