ping etymology

English word ping comes from English bass, English drum, English putt-putt, and later English bass drum (A large drum with a low pitch.)

Detailed word origin of ping

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bass English (eng) (musical instrument) An instrument that plays in the bass range, in particular a double bass, bass guitar, electric bass or bass synthesiser.. A low spectrum of sound tones.. A male singer who sings in the bass range.. A section of musical group that produces low-pitched sound, lower than the baritone and tenor.. The clef sign that indicates that the pitch of the notes is below middle C; a [...]
drum English (eng) (ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.. (intransitive) To beat a drum.. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for.. To throb, as the heart. (AU, _, slang) A tip, a piece of information.. (architecture) Any of the cylindrical [...]
putt-putt English (eng) (golf) An informal form of golf, played with a putter on a short course featuring novelty obstacles.
bass drum English (eng) A large drum with a low pitch.
onomatopoeic English (eng) Having the property of onomatopoeia.. Of or relating to onomatopoeia.
ping English (eng) (colloquial) To flick.. (colloquial, sports) To call out audibly.. (colloquial, sports, intransitive) To bounce.. (colloquial, sports, transitive) To cause something to bounce.. (networking) To send a network packet to another host and receive an acknowledgement in return.. (networking) To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping [...]

Words with the same origin as ping

Descendants of bass
beep bleep boom buzz hiss meal meow mole ouch poof pop popcorn pow woof zap zip