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soc·cer

soccer

 
pronunciation:
sa kr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a game played by two teams of eleven people each. You get points by moving a ball into a large net without using the hands or 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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  sport