hock·​ey ˈhä-kē How to pronounce hockey (audio)

Examples of hockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As college hockey’s youngest player last season, the 6-foot, 190-pound Celebrini won the Hobey Baker as the nation’s top player, as well as Hockey East player and rookie of the year honors. John Wawrow, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2024 According to the advanced hockey statistics website Natural Stat Trick, the Panthers have given up just four goals this playoffs in the 207-plus minutes that Luostarinen has played at five-on-five. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Habibur Rahman/Abaca Press/Reuters In 1998, a scientist named Michael Mann published a graph in Nature magazine shaped like a hockey stick – illustrating the exponential heating of the Earth over the last century compared with the previous millennium. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 June 2024 The suicide of their neighbor Mark Pavelich, a star on the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union. Longreads, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for hockey 

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Word History


perhaps from Middle French hoquet shepherd's crook, diminutive of hoc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hōc hook

First Known Use

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hockey was in 1527

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“Hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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