Definition of rugger in English:

rugger

noun

British
informal
  • [mass noun] Rugby.

    • ‘He led me through to the billiards room, where pictures, mostly rugger teams, decorated the walls.’
    • ‘Stanhope is a natural leader, captain of rugger at his public school, but promoted beyond his tender years.’
    • ‘In his youth Jack had been active in hockey, rugger and tennis.’
    • ‘A leading British school plans to ban rugger, partly because of concerns over injuries.’
    • ‘Do you plan to come back from the Games brimming with wholesome stories of vigorous games of rugger fought, won and lost with honour on the field?’
    • ‘Yet, when it comes to rugger, league is still king in Australia.’
    • ‘He also played rugger at college and founded a baseball team.’
    • ‘He played rugger for the Police from 1953 and his last year was under my first captaincy of the Police team in 1963.’
    • ‘They played rugger in Michaelmas Term, hockey in Lent Term, cricket in Summer Term.’
    • ‘We didn't think rugger was that popular in Germany.’
    • ‘How ironic it was, my father said, that as a young man he dreamed that his baby son would grow up to be a famous surgeon and play rugger for Scotland.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the school's rugger players took part in a tag festival at Sparrows Den.’
    • ‘But after his parents whisked him from under the noses of football scouts to a rugger school, he tackled his new sport with determination and flair.’
    • ‘One should have thought, I wish I had a father to teach me how to play cricket or to play rugger or something like that but I never thought about it.’

Pronunciation:

rugger

/ˈrʌɡə/