Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Enough of baseball and football, Quidditch is the game of the future!

    2010 April 23 « The BookBanter Blog

  • Not really worth bothering with, as it turns out; Quidditch is a one-joke game, stretched here to over a hundred well-padded pages.

    Nebula Awards

  • For those who don't read the books of J.K. Rowling, Quidditch is a fictitious wizarding sport played on broomsticks.

    Top 10 April Fool Pranks 2007

  • “Harry, however, had never been less interested in Quidditch; he was rapidly becoming obsessed with Draco Malfoy.” page 456:

    textual proof of harry/draco shipping « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • I think in Quidditch, a lot of brooms would be put down in disgust the first time that happened ...

    Waiting for Harry

  • Lance: Although college kids playing Quidditch is somewhat sad and not a bit delusional, am I right to think that watching Glen play it would be an appropriate exception?

    DOESN’T ANYONE BEAT THEIR KIDS ANYMORE?

  • Her series has captivated millions, even spawning an amusement park and real-life games of the fictional sport featured in the books, known as Quidditch.

    Harry Potter Fans Flock to Theaters for Final Film

  • Hermione had given Harry a book called Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland; Ron, a bulging bag of Dungbombs; Sirius, a handy penknife with attachments to unlock any lock and undo any knot; and Hagrid, a vast box of sweets including all Harrys favorites: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Chocolate Frogs, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, and Fizzing Whizbees.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • At breakfast on Thursday she bored them all stupid with flying tips she'd gotten out of a library book called Quidditch Through the Ages.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • Witches and wizards - or at least college students dressed like them - took to the field at Moorpark College for most of the day on Saturday to play an adapted version of a fictional sport called Quidditch that's featured in the Harry Potter book series.

    Ventura County Star Stories

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