Definition of ping-pong in English:

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ping-pong

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪŋpɒŋ/
(also US trademark Ping-Pong)

noun

[mass noun] informal
Table tennis.
Example sentences
  • Abandoning ping-pong, Andrew became a sports agent and adopted Campbell as his client, or perhaps it was the other way round.
  • The local game of road tennis is a cross between ping-pong and lawn tennis.
  • We weren't any good at basketball and there were too many of us for racquetball or ping-pong.

Origin

Early 20th century: imitative of the sound of a bat striking a ball.

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