rugby

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English[edit]

rugby

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Etymology[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 sport where 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 9780974018300)
      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 9780307419798), 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 9781634171519)
      I bought three jogging suits, a pair of Polo sneakers, and two rugbies.

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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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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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]

Borrowing from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

rugby

  1. the sport of rugby

Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rugby (sport).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈragbɪ/
  • (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 80-247-1158-3, 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 founds 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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  • rugby in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • rugby in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rug‧by

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

rugby n ‎(uncountable)

  1. rugby (sport)

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rugby.

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rugby m ‎(uncountable)

  1. rugby (sport)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

rugby m ‎(invariable)

  1. rugby (form of football)

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rugby.

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rugby m (uncountable)

  1. rugby

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rugby.

Noun[edit]

rugby m ‎(plural rugbys)

  1. rugby