boccie

noun
boc·​cie | \ ˈbä-chē How to pronounce boccie (audio) \
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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Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos also explicitly used the shareholder letter to talk up the small businesses that sell slacks or boccie balls on Amazon in return for giving a cut of sales and other fees to the e-commerce giant. Washington Post, "Amazon’s Self-Interest Opens Up Its Books a Crack," 19 July 2019 Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos also explicitly used the shareholder letter to talk up the small businesses that sell slacks or boccie balls on Amazon in return for giving a cut of sales and other fees to the e-commerce giant. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Amazon lets us understand it — and Prime Day — a little better," 18 July 2019 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

US : 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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