Origin of footyaltered (as if from foot + -y) from French foutu, wretched, origin, originally past participle of foutre, to copulate: see footle
- (uncountable, UK) football (association football) (soccer in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)
- (uncountable, Australia) The game or sport of football, usually Australian rules football or rugby league, but not soccer
- (countable, Australia) the ball used in a game of footy.
- (chiefly plural) A short sock.