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Frisbee

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪzbi
 
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Definition of Frisbee in English:

noun

trademark
1A concave plastic disc designed for skimming through the air as an outdoor game or amusement.
Example sentences
  • As I pulled into the driveway, I noticed the numerous chew toys and frisbees scattered here and there.
  • And it's been interesting having children throw frisbees at me, even though they seemed to be aiming for my head.
  • People are going to be throwing frisbees no matter what.
1.1 [mass noun] The activity of skimming a Frisbee: kids were playing Frisbee
More example sentences
  • ‘At Monash we played billiards and frisbee,’ reminisced Jon Faine.
  • Moriah and I paired up for most of the activities, which included tennis and frisbee.
  • I just don't want to be told to enjoy it by people with lobster-red peeling skin, who have just spent eight ‘glorious’ hours playing frisbee in the park while attempting to catch enough rays to get skin cancer.

Origin

1950s: said to be named after the Frisbie bakery (Bridgeport, Connecticut), whose pie tins could be used similarly.

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