foosball


foosball
foosball (n.) debuted in U.S. 1963 and was a craze on some college campuses for a few years thereafter. Said to have been designed c.1930s in Switzerland. The name is presumably from the pronunciation of Fußball, the German form of (Association) FOOTBALL (Cf. football).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • foosball™ — noun Foosball™ is used before these nouns: ↑table …   Collocations dictionary

  • foosball — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: probably modification of German Tischfussball, from Tisch table + Fussball soccer, from Fuss foot + Ball ball Date: 1977 a table game resembling soccer in which the ball is moved by manipulating rods to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Foosball — Der Torwart Ballkontrolle Tischfußball ist eine Sportart, die auf einem Spielgerät gespielt wird, das Kicker, Tischfußball( tisch) oder auch Kickerkasten genannt wird. Ziel des Spiels ist es, mit um die Mitt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • foosball — noun table soccer (US), table football (UK) …   Wiktionary

  • foosball — foos|ball [ˈfu:zbo:l US bo:l] n also foos [fu:s][U] informal ↑table football, especially played as a sport rather than a game …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foosball — foos·ball …   English syllables

  • foosball — /ˈfuzbɔl/ (say foohzbawl) noun US → table soccer. {original trademark of the game introduced in the US in 1962 by the importation of tables from Germany} …   Australian English dictionary

  • foosball — ˈfüzˌbȯl noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: probably modification of German tischfussball, from tisch table (from Old High German tisc dish, table) + fussball soccer (translation of English football), from fuss foot (from …   Useful english dictionary

  • Table football — This is about the game using players attached to poles. Table football/soccer is also a generic term of the game known colloquially as Subbuteo. Table football (Bonzini style table). Table footba …   Wikipedia

  • Australian Premier League — The Australian Premier League (APL) is the largest online football gaming competition, for Australian users of Konami s Pro Evolution Soccer series. The CompetitionThe competition involves members registered on the website competing against each… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.