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1a ball of packed snow, especially one made for throwing at other people for fun. a thing that grows rapidly in intensity or importance:a public-debt snowball [as modifier]:the closures are expected to have a snowball effect, impacting jobs and tax revenues 2a dessert resembling a ball of snow, especially one containing or covered in ice cream. 3a cocktail containing gin, anisette, and cream.
1 [with object] throw snowballs at:I made sure the other kids stopped snowballing Celia 2 [no object] increase rapidly in size, intensity, or importance:the campaign was snowballing