[ awf-sahy-der, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈsaɪ dər, ˈɒf- /
an assistant or helper.
a follower or supporter of a person or cause.
In The Huddle, They Speak A Different LanguageWith the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, it’s a good time to take a look at the language of the sport of professional football. Whether you’re referring to words used for penalties such as offside and clipping or actual play calling (which is truly arcane), football has a language all its own. With that in mind, here’s a list of curious football terminology. On …
- offshore dock,
- offshore drilling,
Origin of offsider
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/ (ˌɒfˈsaɪdə) /
Australian and NZ a partner or assistant
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