This page is about the slang term footy
Australian Rules Football, Aussie Rules Football
- I grew up in Melbourne in Australia, so when I was kid I was crazy about footy and about my favourite club, St. Kilda. And I still love footy today!
- Hey Mark! You wanna go to the footy on Saturday? Collingwood's playing St. Kilda at the M.C.G., so it should be a beauty!
This word can also mean the ball used in Australian Rules Football, as in "Hey Jonesy! Kick us the footy, will ya?"
Origin: short for "football", from "Aussie Rules Football" or "Australian Rules Football"
This is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Contributor: Matt Errey