[ poosh-bawl ]
/ ˈpʊʃˌbɔl /
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby pushball
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Example sentences from the Web for pushball
The ball of all sorts and sizes, from the marble to the pushball, would lead to endless scientific argument.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for pushball
/ (ˈpʊʃˌbɔːl) /
mainly US and Canadian a game in which two teams try to push a heavy ball towards opposite goals
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