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stoop ball Syllabification: stoop ball

Definition of stoop ball in English:


North American
A ball game resembling baseball in which the ball is thrown against a building or the steps of a stoop rather than to a batter.
Example sentences
  • At last, he stopped running and played a weird game of stoop ball off the cinderblock wall next to our driveway.
  • Greene recalls playing stickball and stoop ball with his friends growing up, and he believes that such games still offer important lessons to today's kids.
  • All the kids on my block played stoop ball at my house because we had smooth rounded edges on our stairs.


Early 20th century: from stoop2 + ball1.

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