Definition of football pools noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


football pools

BrE BrE//ˈfʊtbɔːl puːlz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʊtbɔːl puːlz//
(also the pools) [plural]
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a form of gambling in Britain in which people try to win money by saying what the results of football (soccer ) matches will be They've had a big win on the football pools. Culture Those who predict the results most accurately receive the most prize money. It was the most popular form of gambling in Britain before the National Lottery was introduced in the 1990s.