Definition of kickball in English:



North American
  • [mass noun] An informal game combining elements of baseball and soccer, in which a soccer ball is thrown to a person who kicks it and proceeds to run the bases.

    • ‘Eddie was 10 and had been playing kickball and climbing trees with her friends since she was six.’
    • ‘Soccer, volleyball, and a type of kickball called chinlone are popular with Karen young people.’
    • ‘Children seem to become more sedentary every year, watching television and playing video games instead of biking to the playground or playing kickball in the backyard with their pals.’
    • ‘A game of kickball quickly formed on the road that ran opposite of the river.’
    • ‘It was, in the end, vaguely insulting - the adult equivalent of getting picked last for kickball.’
    • ‘It reminds me of swing sets, pizza day in the cafeteria, cub scouts and kickball.’
    • ‘There were games of kickball into the night when the lightning bugs came out to dance.’
    • ‘The sports that I picked up were football, softball, kickball and basketball.’
    • ‘Sometimes we wore shirts when we played kickball or waded in mud puddles, and sometimes we did not.’
    • ‘That morning they had been playing kickball in the park, but the game they played was loosely structured, without rules and it wandered, as it often did, down the street.’
    • ‘The tribe hangs out in the street, playing basketball, kickball or this odd game in which they just stand there in the middle of the road while you try to pass in your car.’
    • ‘When I was 12 my summer nights were spent in the street, playing kickball with my cousins.’
    • ‘We played baseball in the heat of July, football when things cooled down in September, and kickball any time of year.’
    • ‘My friends and I were playing kickball at recess, and it was really muddy outside.’
    • ‘Indoor soccer, dodgeball, and kickball have been great for my social life.’
    • ‘I always hate to see that; it's like watching your kid be the last one chosen for kickball.’
    • ‘They need to gather in front of their houses and play kickball with their friends.’
    • ‘I like soccer, volleyball, football, kickball, and some softball.’
    • ‘The rest of the day passed uneventfully with us running around the yard, sometimes playing tag or kickball or some other game, and more often than not just chasing each other around.’
    • ‘I have hated Adam's parents since the day I heard his mom tell my mother that a girl like me should be staying inside playing with dolls rather than kickball with Adam and the other boys in my neighborhood.’