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noun
an informal variety of football in which the touching, usually with both hands, of a ball-carrier by a member of the opposing team results in a down.
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Origin of touch football

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for touch football

touch football

noun
an informal version of American football chiefly characterized by players being touched rather than tackled
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