A town in Warwickshire, where the sport of rugby is thought to have originated.
Origin of Rugby
1823: Named after Rugby School in Warwickshire where William Webb Ellis "˜with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the rugby game'. From the plaque at the school.
After Rugby School, England
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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