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touch football

noun

  1. 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.


touch football

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of touch football1

First recorded in 1930–35

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Example Sentences

The youngsters spilled into the street on a breezy spring afternoon, a few riding their scooters and rollerblading as others played touch football, their game stopping and starting for passing cars.

I had no choice but to do what I did with my brother during the touch football game, which was to goad him slightly.

I was about to play touch football with John-John and I could almost smell the chowder.

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