foosball

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 Break out the foosball table, the holiday armadillo, the traditional English trifle, and the smelly cats. Glamour, "The Friends Reunion Is Really Happening—Here’s Everything We Know," 7 July 2020 But fun setups to help workers blow off steam or reset foosball or table tennis, need to be off-limits, Cameron said. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "How offices are returning to work safely during coronavirus: Top Workplaces 2020," 28 June 2020 Visitors can sample their wines at the indoor bar or perhaps duck into an adjacent game room with darts and a foosball table. Chris Macias, SFChronicle.com, "Building 43 is an Alameda winery in a former Naval weapons shop," 2 June 2020 That will be challenging if Facebook and other remote-curious tech companies keep most managers and top executives onsite amid the conference rooms, snack stations, and foosball tables. Tom Simonite, Wired, "Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion," 28 May 2020 Breakout the foosball table, the holiday armadillo, the traditional English trifle, and the smelly cats. Glamour, "The Friends Reunion Is Really Happening—Here’s Everything We Know," 13 May 2020 Occasional celebratory outbursts, mostly from the women, erupted from the foosball table, along with a few arguments. Theodore Ross, Harper's Magazine, "[Letter from Ho Chi Minh City]," 25 May 2020 Breakout the foosball table, the holiday armadillo, the traditional English trifle, and the smelly cats. Glamour, "The Friends Reunion Is Really Happening—Here’s Everything We Know," 13 May 2020 Our editor in chief Nicholas Thompson sat down with him this week to play foosball and talk about everything from automation to Reddit. Wired, "Google's Ultra-Secure Chip, a Facebook Face-Lift, and More," 5 Nov. 2019

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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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17 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Foosball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foosball. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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foosball

noun
How to pronounce foosball (audio)

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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