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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Rugby School in England, where the game is said to have been invented

rugby

noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
rug‧by S3 W3 also rugby football [uncountable]
DSO an outdoor game played by two teams with an oval (=egg-shaped) ball that you kick or carry

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