Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A foot-soldier; an infantryman.
  • Poor; mean; worthless; trashy.
  • noun Any one or anything slightly valued.
  • Having foots or settlings: as, footy oil, molasses, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective engraving Having foots, or settlings
  • adjective Prov. Eng. Poor; mean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable, UK football (association football) (soccer in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)
  • noun uncountable, Australia The game or sport of football, usually Australian rules football or rugby league, but not soccer
  • noun countable, Australia the ball used in a game of footy.
  • adjective UK, dialect, dated Having foots, or settlings.
  • adjective UK, dialect, dated poor; mean

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Examples

  • A well-struck ball in Australia - where the game is called "footy" - rotates end-over-end and might not clear 10 feet in height.

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  • What should I do tonight .. (even if the footy is on) ...

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  • Why do the public still fund these elitist sporting facilities anyway ... if we're getting out of trains ... surely we also can also bin hyped stadiums for brain dead yobs to go watch "footy" - MATE!

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  • Why do the public still fund these elitist sporting facilities anyway ... if we're getting out of trains ... surely we also can also bin hyped stadiums for brain dead yobs to go watch "footy" - MATE!

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  • Why do the public still fund these elitist sporting facilities anyway ... if we're getting out of trains ... surely we also can also bin hyped stadiums for brain dead yobs to go watch "footy" - MATE!

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  • Why do the public still fund these elitist sporting facilities anyway ... if we're getting out of trains ... surely we also can also bin hyped stadiums for brain dead yobs to go watch "footy" - MATE!

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  • Why do the public still fund these elitist sporting facilities anyway ... if we're getting out of trains ... surely we also can also bin hyped stadiums for brain dead yobs to go watch "footy" - MATE!

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  • Momentum in footy can appear a bit like a riptide: the sea and the shore pounding against one another seem relatively stable with a little give-and-take until you’re suddenly sucked out to sea.

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  • For all their sports success throughout the world, AEG just hasn't done enough, in my opinion, to enlighten American sports fans who don't know what they're missing with Australian rules football, also known as "footy."

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  • Insignificant; shabby.

    May 12, 2008