Definition of ping
verb - transitive
to send a short message to someone or call them briefly, often to enquire about their availability.
ping Bob and see if he's available for a 4pm meeting?
Last edited on Aug 02 2010. Submitted by
Mark L. from Newburyport, MA, USA
on Nov 07 1999.
to contact by any means.
ping you later, when we are ready.
Last edited on Aug 02 2010. Submitted by
Tom B. from Hoboken, NJ, USA
on Aug 31 2003.
to send a message to a mailing list, requesting that all subscribers to the list respond to the message. This is done to verify that all subscribers' email addresses work properly.
I haven't gotten a status report from Tim lately, but he did respond when we
pinged the development list.
Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by
WalterGR (via TheJargonFile)
on Apr 18 2009.
origin Slang terms with the same meaning
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