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soccer

soc·cer

soccer

 
pronunciation:
sa kr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a game in which two teams of eleven players attempt to advance a ball into an opposing goal by kicking or striking it with body parts other than the hands and arms.
 
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Soccer was officially called "Association Football" in England. The word comes from the abbreviation "assoc." with the suffix "-er" added to it.
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