Snowball Definition

snōbôl
snowballed, snowballing, snowballs
noun
snowballs
A mass of snow packed together into a ball, esp. one made by hand as for throwing in fun.
Webster's New World
Any of various plants with snowball-like flowers; esp., a cultivated European cranberry bush (Viburnum opulus var. roseum) with spherical clusters of sterile, white or pinkish flowers.
Webster's New World
A snow cone.
American Heritage

A cocktail made from lemonade and advocaat.

Wiktionary
(figuratively) Something that snowballs (grows rapidly out of control).
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Abronia ellipticasweet sand verbena
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verb
To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill.
Webster's New World
To grow rapidly in significance, importance, or size.
Problems that snowballed by the hour.
American Heritage
To throw snowballs.
Webster's New World
To throw snowballs at.
Webster's New World
To cause to increase or accumulate rapidly.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Snowball

Noun

Singular:
snowball
Plural:
snowballs

Origin of Snowball

  • From Middle English snowball, snawball, equivalent to snow +"Ž ball.

    From Wiktionary

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