Meaning of ollie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒli/

nounplural noun ollies

  • (in skateboarding and snowboarding) a jump performed without the aid of a take-off ramp, executed by pressing the foot down on the tail of the board to rebound the deck off the ground.

    ‘While Sherm dealt the frontside half-Cab flip and switch backside flip, Eric had the thankless task of working with the fakie ollie one-foot tail grab.’
    • ‘Sean got on the board, and did a perfect ollie, and skated back towards Ashlee.’
    • ‘I learned fakie ollies below coping, popping the tail off the wall and floating without hands.’
    • ‘The flat ground ollie is simply a timing trick, in which you jump into the air and snap the tail of your board on the ground at the same time.’
    • ‘But even if the MegaRamp does grow to overshadow the rest of the sport, kids won't stop doing ollies in their driveways.’
    • ‘There's no board flipping, board spinning, or ankle-shattering ollies.’
    • ‘I kick-flipped, I did a couple of pop-shove-it's, tail grinded the curb, then finished with an ollie off the top stair.’
    • ‘He bailed an ollie and stepped on some kid's board.’
    • ‘This allows skaters to continue their string of connectors after coming off a vert ramp, where they can choose to go into an ollie or a manual and rack up more points.’
    • ‘In frame 2 he pops an ollie, dragging his front foot up to the nose.’
    • ‘As he reaches the 90 degree mark in the pivot, the tail smacks the ground for the ollie.’
    • ‘OK, so you do a 180 ollie to fakie nosegrind, but you keep rotating your back foot and you lay it down on the far side of the rail locking into a switch frontside feeble down the rail.’
    • ‘The cool thing about the Hip Ollie is that with the effort of a normal ollie you can really take off.’
    • ‘Malmesbury skateboarders will have a site at the Cartmell Centre to catch air and practise their ollies, grinds and varial flips, it was revealed this week.’
    • ‘Next thing you know, Gareth caught the spark and went for the big ollie, kicking it out and severely stomping his heel.’
    • ‘Gone are maneuvers such as wallrides and heightened elevation ollie jumps.’
    • ‘I recommend starting on flat ground and just grabbing the nose as your ollie peaks out.’
    • ‘First tricks were tic-tacs and sketchy 90-degree ollies.’
    • ‘I had an epiphany on frontside ollies after 25 years!’
    • ‘They put their boards on the concrete and started to board, Lucy following Jaime as they rolled down the street doing kick flips, shove its and regular ollies.’

verbverb ollies, verb ollieing, verb ollied

[no object]
  • Perform an ollie.

    ‘they taught me to ollie and stuff’
    • ‘He talks about grinding and ollieing and stuff.’
    • ‘I hopped on my skateboard and ollied up onto the sidewalk and skated towards the fence in front of the skate park.’
    • ‘A grin formed on my face as I rode my little heart out, ollieing over benches, kick flipping over curbs and grinding along concrete barriers.’
    • ‘It didn't take me long to start ollieing down sets of stairs and doing 50-50s.’
    • ‘And you can do it backside too so that you end up ollieing over into a regular switch feeble.’
    • ‘You cannot wear out a deck to the extent that you need a new one without once ollieing.’
    • ‘The ultimate illustration of this - something I failed to take a picture of but vividly remember - was when the guy ollied up onto an uphill ledge and did a nose manual.’
    • ‘Having made up my mind I nollied and did a 360 off a curb, skated across the road and ollied up over another curb onto the sidewalk that would take me in the direction of the mall.’
    • ‘I got to Matt's house on Tower, and in a few minutes we were headed downtown to skate it up at the post office. Matt tried a few bluntslides and I ollied off a ledge.’
    • ‘Tony ollied up to and then rolled into the over vert.’
    • ‘John pushed a few times, quickly setup, ollied, landed on the rail, slid, then landed on the ground in some weird position.’
    • ‘Was a systematic application of knowledge or skill not used in effecting a desired result when a skater ollied upon the ledge?’
    • ‘We were pushing down one of these skinny paths when Bastien ollied off a curb and right into the path of a scooter with two dudes on it.’
    • ‘Caz grinded across the whole wall and ollied into the bank, nailing a photo chump in the process.’
    • ‘On the walk back to the van Jamie got a second wind and ollied off the roof without much thought.’
    • ‘I ollied up onto the sidewalk, picked up my board, and dashed madly into the school.’
    • ‘George and I went to the park at Kits beach and ollied off the slide until the boards broke.’
    • ‘Adjusting one foot he ollied as high as he could and tried to land on just one set of wheels.’
    • ‘The business machinations and the marketing eye, the stuff that has no relevance to the feeling skating gave you as a 12-year-old bombing hills and ollieing stairs with your friends.’
    • ‘Geoff ollied the mammoth double set and shortly after pulled a frontside 180-the biggest frontside 180 I had ever seen.’


1970s from the name of the US skateboarder Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand, who invented the jump in 1976.