rugby

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English[edit]

rugby

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹʌɡbi/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

1823: Named after Rugby School in Warwickshire, where William Webb Ellis "with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the rugby game". The place name Rugby is attested in the Domesday Book as Rocheberie, possibly equivalent to rook +‎ -by.

Noun[edit]

rugby (countable and uncountable, plural rugbies)

  1. (usually uncountable) A form of football in which players can hold or kick an ovoid ball. The ball cannot be handled forwards and points are scored by touching the ball to the ground in the area past their opponent’s territory or kicking the ball between goalposts and over a crossbar.
    The scrum is a distinctive element of rugby.
    The two rugbies split following a debate about amateurism.
  2. (countable) A loose fitting shirt with a collar, as worn by rugby players.
    • 2003, B. Lawson Thornton, Misery Loves Company: The Diary of Kerri Mitchell, East River Press →ISBN
      I don't know why, but for some reason people who work undercover for department store security always wear rugbies and khakis.
    • 2007, Adam Mansbach, Angry Black White Boy: A Novel, Crown →ISBN, page 69
      Jansports and cargo pants were everywhere, set off with overstated polos, rugbies, and sweatshirts blaring the logos of hip hop designers.
    • 2015, Tony Jackson, FROM THE STREETS TO THE SHEETS, Page Publishing Inc →ISBN
      I bought three jogging suits, a pair of Polo sneakers, and two rugbies.

Usage notes[edit]

Rugby is commonly used to refer specifically to the game of rugby union – for example, the Rugby World Cup is a rugby union tournament. Referring to rugby league simply as rugby is less common outside the sport's strongholds.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Cebuano rugby, from English Rugby, a brand of rubber cement by Bostik.

Noun[edit]

rugby (plural rugbys)

  1. (Philippines) Rubber cement, contact cement.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

rugby (uncountable)

  1. (sports) rugby

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Rugby, (a brand of rubber cement by Bostik).

Noun[edit]

rugby

  1. rubber cement, contact cement

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

rugby

  1. the sport of rugby

Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby (sport).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈraɡbɪ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rug‧by

Noun[edit]

rugby n (indeclinable)

  1. rugby [20th c.]
    • 2006, Luboš Jeřábek (transl.), Fotbal – velký lexikon[1], Praha: Grada Publishing, translation of Fussball-Lexikon by Bernd Rohr and Günter Simon, →ISBN, page 10:
      Ve škole v Rugby zakládá W. W. Ellis hru rugby (zvanou také rugbyfotbal, na rozdíl od pozdějšího asociačního fotbalu), při které je dovoleno hrát i rukama.
      W. W. Ellis invents a game called rugby (or rugby football, in contrast to later founded association football), in which it is allowed to play with hands, at a school in Rugby.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rug‧by

Noun[edit]

rugby n (uncountable)

  1. rugby (sport)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑɡbi/, [ˈrɑɡbi], IPA(key): /ˈruɡby/, [ˈruɡby]
  • Hyphenation: rug‧by

Noun[edit]

rugby

  1. (sports) rugby

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rugby (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative rugby rugbyt
genitive rugbyn rugbyjen
partitive rugbya rugbyja
illative rugbyyn rugbyihin
singular plural
nominative rugby rugbyt
accusative nom. rugby rugbyt
gen. rugbyn
genitive rugbyn rugbyjen
partitive rugbya rugbyja
inessive rugbyssa rugbyissa
elative rugbysta rugbyista
illative rugbyyn rugbyihin
adessive rugbylla rugbyilla
ablative rugbylta rugbyilta
allative rugbylle rugbyille
essive rugbyna rugbyina
translative rugbyksi rugbyiksi
instructive rugbyin
abessive rugbytta rugbyitta
comitative rugbyineen
Inflection of rugby (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative rugby rugbyt
genitive rugbyn rugbyjen
partitive rugbyä rugbyjä
illative rugbyyn rugbyihin
singular plural
nominative rugby rugbyt
accusative nom. rugby rugbyt
gen. rugbyn
genitive rugbyn rugbyjen
partitive rugbyä rugbyjä
inessive rugbyssä rugbyissä
elative rugbystä rugbyistä
illative rugbyyn rugbyihin
adessive rugbyllä rugbyillä
ablative rugbyltä rugbyiltä
allative rugbylle rugbyille
essive rugbynä rugbyinä
translative rugbyksi rugbyiksi
instructive rugbyin
abessive rugbyttä rugbyittä
comitative rugbyineen

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁyɡ.bi/, /ʁyd.bi/

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rugby m (uncountable)

  1. rugby (sport)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

rugby m (invariable)

  1. rugby (form of football)

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

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rugby m (uncountable)

  1. rugby

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

rugby m (plural rugbys)

  1. rugby