personal foul

noun Sports.

a foul called in certain games, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play.

Nearby words

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  2. personal effects,
  3. personal equation,
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  6. personal identification number,
  7. personal liberty,
  8. personal organizer,
  9. personal pension,
  10. personal pronoun

Origin of personal foul

First recorded in 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019