Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To improvise on the stage; gag.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun networking A packet that is replying to a ping, and thereby indicating the presence of a host.
  • noun UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang A stench, a bad smell.
  • verb UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang To stink, to smell bad.
  • noun games A set of three identical tiles.

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

  • noun an unpleasant smell

Etymologies

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From ping, via the pairing of ping-pong.

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Probably from Romani pan ("to stink").

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