Definition of Frisbee in US English:


(also frisbee)


  • 1A concave plastic disk designed for skimming through the air as an outdoor game or amusement.

    • ‘And it's been interesting having children throw frisbees at me, even though they seemed to be aiming for my head.’
    • ‘People are going to be throwing frisbees no matter what.’
    • ‘As I pulled into the driveway, I noticed the numerous chew toys and frisbees scattered here and there.’
    • ‘Here again we found ourselves behind a group of school children enthusiastically volunteering to feed the sea lions and throw them frisbees at the afternoon show.’
    • ‘People were taking walks, going fishing in the pond, throwing frisbees for their dogs, or simply having lunch in the shade of the trees.’
    1. 1.1 The game or amusement of skimming a Frisbee.
      • ‘Kids walked around with their parents, and a few played frisbee or tossed a baseball around.’
      • ‘This is supposedly the best season for opportunists to appear on campus and steal while we are out enjoying the sun and playing frisbee.’
      • ‘At the few I attended, for instance, the party seemed to involve listening to folk music and playing frisbee, which is a source of joy for a fairly small slice of the population.’
      • ‘‘At Monash we played billiards and frisbee,’ reminisced Jon Faine.’
      • ‘Any raised voices are quickly countered with: ‘Hey man, chill, we're playing frisbee.’’
      • ‘With the medication, he's able to kneel down, play frisbee with his dog, and socialise with his retired friends.’
      • ‘So far, he says, giving up alcohol has made him much more clear-headed, with energy to pursue other interests from kayaking and frisbee to films and theatre.’
      • ‘I just don't want to be told to enjoy it by people with lobster-red peeling skin, who have just spent eight ‘glorious’ hours playing frisbee in the park while attempting to catch enough rays to get skin cancer.’
      • ‘Then Neil and I headed off to a nearby park to play frisbee.’
      • ‘A group of people who were playing frisbee nearby asked if we could be stand-in bodies for them.’
      • ‘We all laughed, and then ran over with everyone else, and started playing frisbee!’
      • ‘In July we will be getting together for some food and frisbee in one of Saskatoon's downtown parks (probably Kinsmen) for some an all-ages picnic and barbecue.’
      • ‘In the afternoon I went to Brockwell Park and sat around with friends and attempted to play frisbee.’
      • ‘When we got home, Mom and I played some frisbee in the back yard.’
      • ‘He sprained his ankle playing frisbee in Greenwich.’
      • ‘For as much as $950 a week, you and your dog can bunk-in with others and enjoy such fun as playing frisbee, square dancing and kissing contests.’
      • ‘Also, somehow, in the midst of being homeschooled and hating sports, I've managed to have never, ever played frisbee in my entire life.’
      • ‘Moriah and I paired up for most of the activities, which included tennis and frisbee.’
      • ‘We played frisbee next to a queue of what must have been a thousand young women waiting to get Tokio's autographs.’
      • ‘Suggest going to the park for a game of rounders, cricket or frisbee.’


1950s: said to be named after the Frisbie bakery (Bridgeport, Connecticut), whose pie tins could be used similarly.