wiffleball

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English[edit]

Whiffleball and bat
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Etymology[edit]

From (onomatopoeia) whiff (to strike, to strikeout) + ball.

Not derived from whiffle, though both derive from same onomatopoeic sources, namely a sound of wind.

Noun[edit]

wiffleball (countable and uncountable, plural wiffleballs)

  1. (US, uncountable) A game similar to baseball, played with a lightweight bat and ball and suitable for children to play in confined areas.
  2. (US, countable) The ball used in that game.