from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Rugby.

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  • noun uncountable rugby
  • noun a person who plays rugby

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  • noun a form of football played with an oval ball


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Rugby.]


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  • Many forms of amusement were created for the men, and football matches, both "rugger" and "soccer," were freely indulged in between batteries and brigades, while the full regimental band of one of the

    Three years in France with the Guns: Being Episodes in the life of a Field Battery C. A. Rose

  • My dad always pushed "rugger" and cricket and tennis on me and I do love these sports, although not, with the exception of cricket, with a passion.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2009

  • An Old Etonian from a military family, a "rugger" fan and a Marylebone Cricket Club member, he ought to be ensconced in a Mayfair private members 'club or doing something in private banking - not designing ostentatious, colourful jewellery fetching up to hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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  • The age-old period of 'rugger' being hard yet squeaky clean has certainly taken a hefty hit during the first half of 2009 - and the fallout of recent events have left many with spinning heads if not still prostrate on the canvas.

    Planet Rugby | Rugby Union News 2009

  • Harlequins have traditionally been regarded as the team of 'city boys' well-heeled Oxbridge types who work in finance and play a bit of 'rugger' at the weekend - in contrast to the - Frontpage RSS Feed 2009

  • He played rugger for Blackheath and the Barbarians, and association football for England against Ireland in 1901, as well as playing for Southampton in the F.A. Cup Final.

    Lord Bonkers' Favourite XI: 2. C.B. Fry 2009

  • With the roughness and the frequency, I'm surprised you guys don't have nine dozen little rugger buggers by now ...

    Stuff My Wife Says That Disturbs Me Tyler 2009

  • These are worryingly close to the sort of thing you might see on this excellent blog, so it's important not to team them with a rugger shirt.

    Rick Edwards: two legs good 2012

  • Its strange how Britain tightened its laws and they had literally no gun kills. yah its okay to have the little pistol with the safety but you should just rent a rugger at the range and get your action there

    Palin gives 'stirring' gun rights speech at NRA dinner, says group 2009

  • This validation was all the sweeter for a son who believed he'd always disappointed his father "by not being good at cricket or rugger".

    Christopher Hitchens dies aged 62 2011


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