Main definitions of stress ball in US English:

: stress ball1stress ball2

stress ball1

noun

  • A small ball made of malleable material that is intended to be squeezed or manipulated with the fingers to relieve stress.

    ‘Lydia and Jett were squeezing stress balls as they studied their microbiology textbooks’

Main definitions of stress ball in US English:

: stress ball1stress ball2

stress ball2

noun

US
  • A small ball which is intended to be used in some way to relieve stress, especially one made of malleable material which is squeezed and manipulated with the fingers.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Los Angeles Times.