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Slang

footy

This page is about the slang term footy

Australian English

Meaning

Australian Rules Football, Aussie Rules Football

For example

  • 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!

Note:
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"

Variety

This is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

If someones loves footy, they love

a. touching people's feet under the table

b. having their feet massaged

c. Australian Rules Football

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey