rugbynoun [ U ]uk /ˈrʌɡ.bi/ us /ˈrʌɡ.bi/ also formal rugby football
- She spends her Saturday afternoons standing on the touchline, watching her boyfriend play rugby.
- He pulled a hamstring while playing rugby.
- Six rugby internationals were charged with taking drugs to improve their performance.
- Before a rugby match, the New Zealand team perform a Maori war dance.
- The school playing fields were marked out for football and rugby.