patball


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patball

(ˈpætˌbɔːl)
n
(Ball Games, other than specified) a game involving hitting a ball back and forth between two or more players but at a leisurely, and usually non-strenuous, pace
adj
(Ball Games, other than specified) of or resembling a game of patball
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Oh, yes, let people compare me to Joyce by all means, but my English is patball to Joyce's champion game" (TV-13 NY [1965]).
Comparing himself to Joyce, Nabokov--who was not otherwise remarkable for his humility--acknowledged that "my English is patball to [his] championship game.