Aussie rules

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

variants or Aussie Rules
: australian rules football
Aussie rules players don't wear any equipment, so putting on a helmet was foreign.Dave Sell, Washington Post, 31 Dec. 1995
Aussie Rules is a full-contact sport in which a clothesline tackle is a perfectly acceptable method of knocking a player down.Scott Sexton, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, 18 Sept. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aussie rules was in 1918

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“Aussie rules.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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