One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1mass noun The qualifying stage of a sporting event, especially in motorsports; qualification.‘I didn't get a very good lap in qualy and this made it very difficult for me in the race’
- 1.1qualiesTennis The qualifying rounds of a tournament.‘he made it into qualies on the strength of his singles ranking’
- 1.1qualiesTennis The qualifying rounds of a tournament.
1950s (originally with reference to a qualifying examination for Scottish secondary schools): abbreviation.
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