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 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 8, 2004
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Dodgeball (or dodge ball) is the name of a traditional elementary school game, taught in high school education classes, but also popular in informal settings, often played by schoolchildren on a playground. There are many variations of the game, but all involve some players trying to avoid being hit by a ball, that other players are throwing at them.

Players are usually split into teams, though sometimes play individually. A number (although sometimes only one) of medium-sized rubber balls (the same sort used in four square) are placed in a central location. The objective of each player is to hit an opponent so as to eliminate him or her from the game. The game ends when one player (or team) remains.

In some variants, catching the ball enacts a reversal; if the target catches (rather than dodges) the ball, the thrower is eliminated. In other variations a catch (in addition to eliminating the thrower) also allows another player from the catching team to re-enter. In other variants which don't allow catching, handling the ball counts as a hit, while punching or handling the ball with a closed fist does not. In all versions, a player who steps from his square to the enemy team's square is also eliminated.

One rule variant specifies that players who are hit, instead of stepping off the court, sit down where they are hit. If any of these players should later catch a ball thrown by the opposing team, the opposing thrower is out (and must sit down) and the player who caught the ball is back in.
Let's go play dodgeball and lay a stinger on some of these geeks.
by iDodgeball.com November 17, 2005
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A athletic game made played mainly in American elementary and middle schools in which participants throw foam or rubber balls at each other. If a player is struck by a ball in mid-flight, without catching it, he or she is out of the game. Because of its rudimentary simplicity and low initial costs, dodgeball is enjoying a resurgence among urban and suburban adults.
When I was in middle school, I was quite the dodgeball player. I was fast and had good hand/eye coordination, which is all you really need. Plus I could catch. Unfortunately, the game was eventually banned from my school by a bunch of conservative, bible-thumping Republicans, who preferred us to stay indoors all day and praise Jesus.
by el bouche June 11, 2004
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THE BEST GODDAM GAME EVER FUCKIN CREATED
Proves who's cool and who's a bitch
And tuffins even the biggest of pussies
But now the schools are outlawing the game
Now fags are more frequently
Could thier be a connection?
Me: LETS PLAY SOME DODGEBALL MOTHERFUCKER
Gay kid: No I Don't like that game and it's ---------not allowed anyway
Me:THATS IT YOUR ON THE OTHER TEAM BITCH
IM GOING TO MURDER YOU!!!!!!!!!
by CRUNK YOU BITCHES December 2, 2004
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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 5, 2004
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In Germany, many students play an improved version of dodgeball, in which one person of each team (called "angel") is playing around the other team so he/she can circle around it. Members of the same team can pass the ball to this person so that the attacked team can be confronted not only from one but from every side.
Also after an opponent has caught a ball, the person who has thrown is not out.
The people that did not manage to catch a ball, have to join the "angel". By that, winning is becoming more difficult for the better team.
When one team has only one person left within the field, the "angel" comes in as a reinforcement. He/She then has 2 lives meaning the angel can be hit 2 times by the ball, before he/she is finally out.
The game is often played with softballs.
Try it! It is really much more fun than the old dodgeball and by adding another ball, it can really get crazy
by Malte November 17, 2003
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