Meaning of wogball in English:



mass nouninformal, derogatory Australian
  • Soccer.

    ‘he's an example of the true blue Aussie who thinks wogball has no place in Australia’
    • ‘For a start, wogball isn't 'The World Game'.’
    • ‘I've been following "wogball" in this country for over 30 years and I've never seen anything like it in the mainstream media.’
    • ‘These "tribes" of traditional "old soccer" or wogball supporters are proving a wee bit difficult to pacify and win over to the cause of "new football".’
    • ‘Unused to, and uninterested in, soccer for the other three years and nine months of the quadrennium, Australian journalists suddenly discover a passion for and knowledge of the finer points of Wogball.’
    • ‘Wogball can claim the proud mantle of the sport that invented the hooligan - or at least reinvented it after the decline and fall of chariot-racing.’
    • ‘Keep the beer flowing when wogball's on the telly.’
    • ‘There are a few positives in Wogball, and it's only fair to identify them’
    • ‘A lot of Anglo folks saw soccer as 'wogball' because it was followed by European people.’
    • ‘My first great sporting achievements were as part of a game that in the 70s, especially in country towns, was maligned as "wog ball", and I was often teased about it.’
    • ‘Back in the days when it was legal to set off fireworks in your backyard, there were plenty of Australians who scoffed at "wogball."’


1970s from wog (in the Australian sense of ‘a foreigner or immigrant’) + ball.