There were also “NASCAR moms” and “soccer moms,” other designations that tended to favor Republicans, as do married women today.
By having evolved through the ages, language is as closely tied to culture as, say, Brazil and soccer, or America and fast food.
There are many beautiful things about being an American fan of World Cup soccer—foremost among them is ignorance.
For his efforts, Altidore was named U.S. soccer Male Athlete of the Year.
Our best bet to know about the “Arab Spring” would have only been through a soccer match between Egypt versus X team.
Frankly, we were afraid that they might take the occasion to 'Yankefy' soccer along these lines.
And, indeed, soccer was not at all popular for some time afterward.
Among the team games suitable for girls are: field hockey, soccer, baseball played with a soft ball and basket-ball.
soccer is one of the relatively few English experiments in ellipsis.
We had a "soccer" team, a "rugger" team, and a cricket eleven.
1889, socca, later socker (1891), soccer (1895), originally university slang (with jocular formation -er (3)), from a shortened form of Assoc., abbreviation of association in Football Association (as opposed to Rugby football); cf. rugger. An unusual method of formation, but those who did it perhaps shied away from making a name out of the first three letters of Assoc.