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1. A game played most often in middle-school gym class. Usually fun, although often ends up to the social exclusion of nerds, dorks, etc. Can also be very painful to play. Essentially, people throw foam or rubber balls at the people on the other team. If you're hit, you're out,if you catch it, the thrower is out. Usually enjoyed by jocks and athletic people. Un-athletic people, such as myself, always leave the dodge ball field to a stream of boos and "You suck for being a wimp!"s. It's still damn fun, though. Is currently being banned from many schools.

2. The balls used in said game.
1.

Nerd: *Throws ball*
Jock: *catches ball easily* YOU SUCK, WIMP!
Nerd: *leaves field*
Nerd's team: YOU SUCK AT THIS GAME! LOSER!

2.

I got a concussion because I was hit with a dodgeball thrown at the speed of light by that jock over there.
by NESDude January 05, 2010
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the sole reason that middle school physical education was created

upon the creation of dodgeball came other games deriving from the root word, such as basketball and football, neither of which even compare in quality
kids wish class would last longer so they could play dodgeball for a longer time frame
by andrew May 25, 2004
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1. A sport where "almost" nobody is seriously injured...


2. How I broke my foot
1. Hey, did you hear, Intramural Dodgeball is at the community center!

2. I was catching a dodgeball when I heard a snap, I knew I would never hear the end of this one.
by Hobbles216 June 29, 2005
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A game involving two teams, generally made up of school children in a gym class, and a variety of various sized rubber balls. The object of the game is to ostracize the fat, the slow, and the pussies from the rest of the group by pummelling them with the balls, making them cry, lose their glasses, and have to sit 'out' for the rest of the game. It was unfortunately banned from most schools in the late nineties due to the rise of the fat, the slow, and the pussies to positions of high educational authority positions.
Jimmy: Remember the good old days when we played dodgeball in gym instead of learning underwater basket-weaving?
Johnny: Yeah, like when I hit Fat Fritz in the face and broke his nose to get him out? Good times, man. Good times.
by child of the 80s June 08, 2004
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A game that has the players divided into two teams that play on separate sides of a court with a line down the middle that cannot be crossed. Each team is given a number of balls that they use to try to hit someone with. If you are hit you are out, but if you catch the ball the person who threw it at you is out.

This game was played mostly in elementary/middle schools but is now being outlawed. :(

- If you're skinny, hide behind the bigger people. It always works until the teacher sees what you are doing.
- Carry an extra ball to hit other balls coming your way
Dodgeball gave some kid a concussion and now we can't play it anymore. What a sissy.
by a dodgeball lover June 21, 2006
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A game that requires skill to play. Banned from school by a bunch of Bible-hugging pansies.
I'm playing dodgeball.
by Kill Debbie Sweeney October 16, 2003
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A very fun game that is being outlawed ONLY IN AMERICA (thus creating one of the many reasons why Canada is better :D), because a bunch of liberal Americans want to have the USA's kids playing more football. It involves people set up into two teams, each getting a bunch of balls and throwing the balls at whoever is on their enemy team. If a person is hit at or below their groin, they are out(meaning they stop playing unless you are playing Revenge dodgeball, where players that are knocked out have a chance to get back in). However, most people (regardless of how accurate they are) have a difficult time accomplishing this, because anybody who's not a dumbass will do one of the following:

A. Keep an extra ball handy for blocking other balls, unless you are playing Time Catch dodgeball(where you can only hold a ball you catch for 3 seconds max or you are out).
B. Grab the ball(most common).
C. Pull off an uber-cool Matrix-style dodge and leave your opponent in tears.

The game of dodgeball has been modified into many different kinds of play, making it an extremely fun and versatile game. Also, it's ridiculously easy to set up and play.
1. Let's play dodgeball!
by Jerry Cheesecake January 05, 2004
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