boccie

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noun boc·cie \ˈbä-chē\
variants: or

bocci

or

bocce

Definition of boccie

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

Origin and Etymology of boccie

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


First Known Use: 1828


BOCCIE Defined for English Language Learners

boccie

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noun boc·cie \ˈbä-chē\

Definition of boccie for English Language Learners

  • : 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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