Baseball a batted ball, esp. a fly ball, hit for fielding practice: the ball is not pitched, but rather is tossed into the air by the batter and then struck as it descends
Origin of fungo; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Scottish fung, to toss
nounpl. fun·goes Baseball
A fly ball hit for fielding practice by a player who tosses the ball up and hits it on its way down with a long, thin, light bat.
Origin of fungoOrigin unknown.
- (baseball) A fielding practice drill where a person hits fly balls intended to be caught.
- The fielding coach played fungo with the outfielders to warm them up.
- (baseball, informal) A fungo bat.
- He is so strong he could hit it out of the park with a fungo.