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 Inside the recreation room, children played table hockey, took turns hurling a soccer ball in the air and contested boisterous foosball matches while Afghan music played in the background. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 11 Aug. 2022 Seagrass’ is serious, with a tournament-size pool table, 18-foot-long shuffleboard table, table tennis and foosball as well as more than 1,000 retro arcade games. oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 For distractions, there are table tennis and foosball in a snack room. New York Times, 16 June 2022 Most recently, the second floor served as a rainy day play room for the three Phillips girls, complete with both foosball and air hockey tables. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 23 May 2022 This neighborhood hangout has a full bar, foosball, shuffleboard and arcade games plus a menu of comfort food. The Courier-Journal, 18 July 2022 And sure, foosball tables, free food and company parties are fun. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 26 June 2022 Examples may include: weekly in-house massages, options to take classes on hobbies, cooking, etc., massage chair access, foosball tables, Teslas on completion of milestone years, etc. Manoj Agarwal, Forbes, 1 June 2022 What about perks like foosball tables, free lunches, and other benefits that were de rigueur to lure tech workers in the past? Phil Wahba, Fortune, 20 May 2022 See More

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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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“Foosball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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