Meaning of footy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʊti/

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nounplural noun footies

(also footie)
  • 1British informal mass noun Football; soccer.

    • ‘Just back from playing footy for what must have been the first time in around a year - and boy do I feel it.’
    • ‘Boys will be boys and given half a chance they would much rather be playing footy than tennis.’
    • ‘They may have beaten us at footy but they can't even make a peach flavoured boiled sweet.’
    • ‘You need to book some time off and go watch some footy.’
    • ‘The ever-increasing number of women who have given up footy and switched to the far more attractive sport of diving is reflected in today's diving slogans.’
    • ‘Workers from the post office, the local types who've been drinking there for as long as they can remember and the ordinary everyday man in the street who enjoys a quiet drink or a night of Big Screen footy.’
    • ‘Luckily a face saving penalty shoot out loss 5-4 buried what could have been an embarrassing epitaph of the state of Dutch footy.’
    • ‘But the desire was there and we shaped up well and played some footy.’
    • ‘A simple TV showing some footy is all you need to guarantee that people will keep coming back to your stand.’
    • ‘Truth be known, the thought of first-grade footy had been nagging for some time.’
    • ‘This is not just sour grapes from a woman with no interest in footy.’
    • ‘Post exam week tension is beginning to go away, but not the muscular pain from footy, and work is starting to pile up again.’
    1. 1.1Australian, New Zealand Rugby or Australian Rules.
      ‘Now if you're into sports like cricket, tennis, footy or athletics, then there's plenty of news and information available to you in newspapers and on television and radio.’
      • ‘Now in going to the footie, it reminds me of all those wonderful family experiences in growing up, because I can't remember a time before football.’
      • ‘I just wanted to go into the game with a clear mind and focus on my footy, not worrying about what the press had written about me.’
      • ‘A bibliophile from early days, when others were heading off to play footie or cricket, Baxter always made straight for the library.’
      • ‘They were also great with the kids - playing footy, soccer and basketball with them and giving the kids some of their own rations.’
  • 2mainly North American informal A fabric covering for the foot as part of a garment for a young child.

    • ‘the built-in footies with grips will allow your little one to explore without fear of slipping’
    • ‘ballet-themed footie pyjamas’
    1. 2.1A short sock that covers only the foot and is typically hidden when worn with a shoe.
      • ‘I buy a ton of footies to try to prevent blisters’