Definition of foosball in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞osbôl/


chiefly 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1960s: from German Fussball 'football'.

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Syllabification: foos·ball

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