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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a plastic disk-shaped toy that players throw and catch. This trademark sometimes occurs in print meaning "a throw-and-catch game played with this toy”: "The Mall is a better place to play Frisbee with a dog” ( Los Angeles Times).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plastic disk that is thrown with a snap of the wrist so as to spin it to aid in keeping it aloft; used for recreation.
  • n. The sport involving Frisbees.
  • v. To throw something in the manner of a Frisbee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition

Etymologies

1957, brand name Frisbee was trademarked in 1959 by Fred Morrison, later acquired by Wham-O. From an alteration of frisbie, applied to the disk game by U.S. college students who tossed pie plates from Mrs. Frisbie's Pies, Frisbie Bakery, Bridgeport Ct., since the 1930s. From the English family name Frisby attested 1226, from the toponym attested 1086 in Frisby on the Wreak, Leicestershire, from Old Danish Frisby ("Frisian village"). (Wiktionary)

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  • JM wondered why the Frisbee was getting bigger, and then it hit him.

    July 13, 2011