Canadian football


: a game resembling American football that is played on a turfed field between two teams of 12 players each

Examples of Canadian football in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anderson was noticed on a jumbotron at a Canadian football game, then whisked away to L.A. to possibly make it into Playboy magazine. Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2023 The sweater, however, was from the Toronto Argos, the Canadian football team. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 18 Dec. 2022 The model channeled her style icon Princess Diana, pairing barely-visible gray short shorts with an oversized dark blue sweater from the Canadian football team Toronto Argonauts. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Dec. 2022 Chad Kelly came off the bench in the fourth quarter for the Toronto Argonauts, leading a winning drive in their 24-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the Grey Cup, Canadian football's championship trophy. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Nov. 2022 Langley most recently played as a wide receiver for the Calgary Stampeders, a Canadian football team. Maya Brown, NBC News, 24 May 2022 Sponsoring a team with catchy names like the Wall Warriors and Cesta Cyclones costs $100,000 — a bargain, Savin said, for a niche sport whose natural fan base is somewhere between the WNBA and Canadian football. Joshua Goodman,, 28 Mar. 2022 Fassel played college football before a brief career in the NFL and Canadian football. Tom Canavan, ajc, 9 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Canadian football was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Canadian football.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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