Aussie rules

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
variants: or Aussie Rules

Definition of Aussie rules

: australian rules football
  • Aussie rules players don't wear any equipment, so putting on a helmet was foreign.
  • —Dave SellWashington Post31 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 SextonWinston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal18 Sept. 2008

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First Known Use of aussie rules

1918


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