Definition of foosball in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfo͞osbôl/ /ˈfusbɔl/


North American
  • A tabletop version of soccer in which players turn rods fixed on top of a playing box and attached to miniature figures of players, in order to flick the ball and strike it toward the goal.

    ‘But it didn't take many years of experience to realize that glibness is a minor talent, like being good at video games or foosball.’
    • ‘Throughout the evening, we watched and laughed along as the kids played H-O-R-S-E, pinball, foosball and pingpong.’
    • ‘The new and expanded break room included an air hockey table, and foosball and ping-pong tables.’
    • ‘So I put in the ball and we started the most high-paced foosball game I have ever played.’
    • ‘Bigger kids could try a bungee-trampoline combination, or play in a human foosball game.’


1960s from German Fussball ‘football’.