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You are viewing the etymology of rugby meaning: (Noun) (countable) A loose fitting shirt with a collar, as worn by rugby players.. (usually, uncountable) A sport where players can hold or kick an ovoid ball. The ball cannot be handled forwards and [...](countable) A loose fitting shirt with a collar, as worn by rugby players.. (usually, uncountable) A sport where players can hold or kick an ovoid ball. The ball cannot be handled forwards and [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of rugby.
English word rugby comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) Rocheberie.

Rugby etymology history

Rugby detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Rocheberie Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
rugby English (eng) (countable) A loose fitting shirt with a collar, as worn by rugby players.. (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.