football etymology

English word football comes from English ball, English futtock

Detailed word origin of football

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ball English (eng) (anatomy) The front of the bottom of the foot, just behind the toes.. (ballistics) A solid, spherical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.. (cricket) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.. (farriery, historical) A large pill, a form in which medicine was given to horses; a bolus.. (mathematics) The set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance (the [...]
futtock English (eng) (nautical) Any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship.
football English (eng) (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) rugby union. (Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, uncountable) rugby league.. (Australia, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, uncountable) Australian rules football.. (Canada, uncountable) Canadian football: a game played on a played on a field of 110 yards long and 65 yards wide in which two teams of 12 players [...]

Words with the same origin as football

Descendants of ball
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