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soccer

soccer

English

A game of soccer.

Noun

soccer (uncountable)

  1. association football
    • 1885 December 1, “Our Oxford Letter”, in The Oldhallian, page 171:
      The 'Varsity played Aston Villa and were beaten after a very exciting game; this was pre-eminently the most important "Socker" game played in Oxford this term.
    • 1888 February 15, “Charley Symonds”, in The Oxford Magazine, page 224:
      Golf is perhaps seven or eight years old in Oxford, ... football, seu Rugger, sive Soccer, not more than sixteen or seventeen.
    • 1890, Albert Barrère and Charles Leland, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume 2, Ballantyne, page 275:
      Socker (public schools), football played according to the Association Rules
    • 1987, Charles Hughes, The Football Association Coaching Book of Soccer: Tactics and Skills, London: BBC, ISBN 0563178086:

Usage notes

  • football (meaning "soccer") is more commonly used in the UK.

Synonyms

  • association football (UK, formal, rarely used)
  • soccer football
  • football (ambiguous; this term may also refer to: American football, Australian Rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, Rugby League, Rugby Union)

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Verb

soccer (third-person singular simple present soccers, present participle soccering, simple past and past participle soccered)

  1. (Australian rules football) To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
    • 1990 Geoffrey Blainey, A Game of Our Own: The Origins of Australian Football, 2003, Black Inc. Publishing, p73.
      The rule seems to have encouraged players to soccer the ball along the ground.
    • 2008, John Devaney, Full Points Footy′s WA Football Companion, page 334,
      [] West Perth seemed on the verge of victory, only to succumb by 4 points after a soccered goal from Old Easts with less than half a minute remaining.
    • 2010 March 27, Michael Whiting, “Lions give Fev debut to remember”, AFL - The official site of the Australian Football League.
      Fevola showed the best and worst of his play after dropping a simple chest mark, only to regather seconds later and soccer the ball through from the most acute of angles.

References

  1. soccer” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

French

Pronunciation

  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [sɔ.kɚ], [sɔ.kaœ̯ʁ]

Noun

soccer m (uncountable)

  1. (Canada, Quebec) soccer (association football)

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