another name for table tennis
Also called: ping pong
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Informal Termsto (cause to) be moved or transferred back and forth: [~ + object]The patient was ping-ponged from one specialist to another.[no object]The patient ping-ponged back and forth from one specialist to another.
Ping-Pong /ˈpɪŋˌpɑŋ, -ˌpɔŋ/USA pronunciation [Trademark.][uncountable]
- Informal Termsto move back and forth or transfer rapidly from one locale, job, etc., to another;
switch:The patient was ping-ponged from one medical specialist to another.
- Informal Termsto go back and forth;
change rapidly or regularly;
bounce:For ten years the foreign correspondent ping-ponged between London and Paris.
Ping-Pong (ping′pong′, -pông′),USA pronunciation [Trademark.]
- Sport, TrademarksSee table tennis.