(also keepy-up)informal British
A game whose aim is to keep a soccer ball in the air for as long as possible by bouncing it off any part of the body except the hands and arm.
- ‘a bunch of kids gather around to play keepy-uppy’
- ‘he hoofs a football over a garden fence during a game of keepy-uppy’
- ‘fans turned out just to watch him do a few keepy-uppies’
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