Meaning of droppie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdrɒpi/


informal New Zealand
  • A drop kick in rugby.

    • ‘he kicked his third droppie to make the score 18-3’
    • ‘His sweet droppie against South Africa wasn't a mirage.’
    • ‘We've learned this the hard way, suffering an extra time droppie to lose the 1995 final.’
    • ‘He drills a perfect droppie to take the lead.’
    • ‘The all-passing Aussie kicks his first droppie, from nearly 50 metres, to send South Africa packing in the semifinal.’
    • ‘He hits a comical droppie that is charged down but redeems himself by running a clever line back to support his retreating teammate.’
    • ‘He struggled in all facets, missing a forty metre gift on halftime to go with a duffed droppie and several miss kicks.’
    • ‘The Clermont Number 10 missed a droppie but kicked a penalty goal.’
    • ‘It was his thunderous left-footed droppie in the 46th minute that proved crucial as the All Blacks qualified for the final.’
    • ‘Yes, he goalkicked nicely under pressure and his droppie was a rare and beautiful sight, but watch the replay again please and come back to me.’
    • ‘It was his first droppie in a test match since 2012 (for the record, that was against Ireland and it won the game).’


1970s abbreviation of drop kick.