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From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) by J. K. Rowling, from the Harry Potter franchise.


Quidditch (uncountable)

  1. A fictional ball game played by fourteen players riding flying broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals.
  2. Muggle Quidditch, a real game based on this.


  • 2001, Virginia A. Walter: Children & Libraries: Getting It Right, page 107
    We can disinfect headsets and teach a group of fifth graders how to play library quidditch.
  • 2003, Read This Book Or You're Grounded!, A Secret Guide to Surviving Home, page 39 [1]
    Maybe you wish your parents were smarter or funnier or richer or better looking, but you might as well wish for a spot on the local Quidditch team.
  • 2007, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007, page 499
    Whichever team gets Yegor holds the edge. This is like Quidditch in hell.
  • 2007 December 16, Ethan Todras-Whitehill, “In Tikal, Temples in the Mist”, The New York Times [2]
    Turn to the south, and you see the Central Acropolis, a five-story palace where the nobles might have sat to watch plaza ceremonies or the famous Quidditch-like Mayan ball games.
  • 2010 May 8, Peter Sagal, Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio
    Eton’s playing fields are famous, not least because of the Eton Field Game. It’s played only there. It’s sort of like Quidditch for real people.