Socceroos

/ (ˌsɒkəˈruːz) /

pl n

the Australian men's national soccer team

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Word Origin for Socceroos

from soccer + (kangar) oo
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for socceroos

  • Expect plenty of cuts to his gorgeous girlfriend, Sarah Brandner, while her sweetheart takes on the Socceroos.

    World Cup Primer|Joshua Robinson|June 12, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • In Group D, Australia and Serbia got the chop, with the Socceroos just missing out because of their poor goal differential.

    World Cup Primer|Joshua Robinson|June 12, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Australia 2-1 Serbia For a few moments, the Socceroos saw a glimmer of hope as they went up 2-0.

    World Cup Primer|Joshua Robinson|June 12, 2010|DAILY BEAST