noun, often capitalized
foos·​ball | \ ˈfüz-ˌbȯl How to pronounce foosball (audio) \

Definition of foosball

: a table game resembling soccer in which the ball is moved by manipulating rods to which small figures of players are attached

called also table soccer

Examples of foosball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 21-and-older dining, drinking and entertainment venue — the first in the country — will have a restaurant, three bars, 400-square-feet of LED screens, karaoke, golf simulator rooms, foosball and shuffleboard tables. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 July 2021 The arcade features seven pinball machines, foosball and bubble hockey. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 17 June 2021 Beyond office perks like foosball and free sodas, companies are increasingly becoming hip to the science of beautiful things and their positive effect on teams. Kym Gold, Forbes, 18 June 2021 On the other side of the kitchen, the entertainment half of the center offers two pool tables and foosball, pingpong and poker tables. Clare Proctor,, 17 June 2021 During your downtime in Snowmass, hit The Collective’s Game Lounge, which has arcade games, ping pong tables, foosball and more. Brittany Anas, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Relive the famous Thanksgiving turkey scene, peek through Rachel and Monica's purple door, and relax on Chandler and Joey's recliner after playing some foosball. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 19 May 2021 Family-friendly by design, the large home boasts seven bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a huge terrace to stretch out on, ping pong and foosball tables, and a seasonal heated pool. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2021 The upstairs floor has three bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms, all surrounding a central game room equipped with a large TV and foosball table. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of foosball

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foosball

probably modification of German Tischfussball, from Tisch table + Fussball soccer, from Fuss foot + Ball ball

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The first known use of foosball was in 1966

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18 Jul 2021

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“Foosball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of foosball

: a table game resembling soccer in which the ball is moved by turning rods to which small figures of players are attached


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