Origin of soccer
Examples from the Web for soccer
Soccer in the rest of the world is what we know as basketball.
United States goalkeeper Tim Howard on why soccer struggles in America and how he essentially chose his career over his wife.
Messi is a phenomenon of world sport, a 5-foot-7 soccer giant.
There were also “NASCAR moms” and “soccer moms,” other designations that tended to favor Republicans, as do married women today.
Ghanaian soccer player Michael Essien, who plays for AC Milan, has been the subject of what borders on fear mongering.
Are you fellows going to win that soccer game against Berkley?The Mystery Hunters at the Haunted Lodge|Capwell Wyckoff
Among the team games suitable for girls are: field hockey, soccer, baseball played with a soft ball and basket-ball.How Girls Can Help Their Country|Juliette Low
We had a "soccer" team, a "rugger" team, and a cricket eleven.
He saw the boys playing Rugger, Soccer, &c., and immediately ordered his car to stop.John Brown|Captain R. W. Campbell
Charles was only a Soccer Blue (and a goal-keeper at that), and Eric won.
British Dictionary definitions for soccer
- a game in which two teams of eleven players try to kick or head a ball into their opponent's goal, only the goalkeeper on either side being allowed to touch the ball with his hands and arms except in the case of throw-ins
- (as modifier)a soccer player
Word Origin for soccer
Word Origin and History for soccer
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.