- (humorous, especially Ireland, Scotland and Wales) anyone but England; any team playing a sports match against the England team.
2012 June 12, The Chief, “OT: Come on ABE!!”, in alt.talk.royalty, Usenet:
- As the World Cup starts, it is interesting to note the large number of people around the world cheering on ABE to win, including many millions of British.
- 2014, Scott Caladon, Darke Mission, Troubador Publishing Ltd ↑ISBN, page 507
- 'ABE' T-shirts will sell well north of the border this summer as the World Cup gets underway in Brazil.
2014 June 4, Gary Johnston, “It's obviously ABE at the World Cup, but who will you support?”, in The Herald: