hockey

[ hok-ee ]
/ ˈhɒk i /

noun

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Origin of hockey

1520–30; earlier hockie, perhaps equivalent to hock-hook1 + -ie-ie
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British Dictionary definitions for hockey (1 of 2)

hockey1
/ (ˈhɒkɪ) /

noun

Also called (esp US and Canadian): field hockey
  1. a game played on a field by two opposing teams of 11 players each, who try to hit a ball into their opponents' goal using long sticks curved at the end
  2. (as modifier)hockey stick; hockey ball

Word Origin for hockey

C19: from earlier hawkey, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for hockey (2 of 2)

hockey2
/ (ˈhɒkɪ) /

noun

East Anglian dialect
  1. the feast at harvest home; harvest supper
  2. (as modifier)the hockey cart
Also: hawkey, horkey

Word Origin for hockey

C16: of unknown origin
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