boccie

noun
boc·​cie | \ˈbä-chē \
variants: or bocci or bocce

Definition of boccie 

: a game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling played on a long narrow usually dirt court

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Guests now play boccie — there are seven indoor and two outdoor courts — where clanging slot machines once dominated the casino. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Roam with the wild horses on a weekend escape to Reno," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of boccie

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boccie

Italian bocce, plural of boccia ball, from Vulgar Latin *bottia boss

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boccie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of boccie

: a game in which players roll heavy balls across an area of ground and try to get each ball to stop as near as possible to a smaller ball

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