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  • n. A game similar to baseball, played with a lightweight bat and ball and suitable for children to play in confined areas. Also the ball used in that game.


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


  • I dreamt I played wiffleball with Derek Morgan, Penelope Garcia and Richard Castle in my backyard, and we lost the ball with every hit.

    My January 2010 Tweet Dreams

  • There was no WMAM yesterday because I was Patriotic Things like drinking lemonade, eating watermelon and playing wiffleball.

    Weird Medieval Tribe Tuesday

  • The Democrats are playing wiffleball -- as in, it's a fake game.

    The Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

  • Democrats are playing wiffleball -- as in it\'s a fake game. '

    The Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

  • Mud-streaked munchkins she could clobber over the head with a wiffleball bat.

    Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

  • We skim boarded, played football and wiffleball, and barbecued hot dogs in the parking lot, which was majorly against the beach parking lot rules yes! breakin' the law! breakin' the law!

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: August 2001 Archives

  • When we used to play wiffleball in the front yard, my brother and I had this theory that you could throw an awesome sinker if you fell forward right at release.

    Lookout Landing

  • There wasn't any science behind it and it only gave us countless sore forearms, but the theory endured far longer than it should've, all because one time I tripped on the driveway while I was pitching and the wiffleball dropped off the table.

    Lookout Landing

  • Deflected line drive with his foot (like a kick), chased down ricochet to first base line, flipped ball full-speed thru his legs with glove. but it doesn't seem to do it justice … wiffleball stuff right there.

    Viva El Birdos

  • Wifflebowl wiffleball tournament at Bobby Morris playfield in February.

    CHS Capitol Hill Seattle


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  • Wiffleball or whiffleball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play in confined areas. "Wiffle" is a registered trademark of The Wiffle Ball, Inc., which manufactures Wiffle balls from its location in Shelton, Connecticut. It is played using a perforated, light-weight, plastic ball and a long, plastic (typically yellow) bat, generally on a triangular playing field.

    The Wiffle ball was invented by David N. Mullany of Fairfield, Connecticut in 1953 when he designed a ball that curved easily for his 12-year old son. It was named when his son and his friends would refer to a strikeout as a "wiff" (actually whiff). A classic Wiffle ball is about the same size as a regulation baseball and is hollow plastic no more than 1/8th of an inch thick. One hemisphere is perforated with eight 3/4" inch oblong holes, with a solid second hemisphere. Wiffle balls are typically packaged with a hollow, hard plastic, yellow bat that measures 31 inches (790 mm) in length and about 1.25 inches in diameter.


    Also refers to the game played with a Wiffleball and bat.

    February 3, 2008