goalie

[ goh-lee ]
/ ˈgoʊ li /
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noun

Origin of goalie

First recorded in 1920–25; goal + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for goalie

goalie

/ (ˈɡəʊlɪ) /

noun

informal short for goalkeeper
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Word Origin and History for goalie

goalie


n.

1921, from goal + -ie. Probably a shortening of goal-tender (1909), which tends to be the term used in ice hockey, as opposed to goal-keeper (1650s).

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