One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounAustralian Rules Football
An umpire.‘they took so long that the umpy could almost have started the game without them’
- ‘Even the umpies were in on the joke, blowing their whistles for marks before he got his hands on the ball.’
- ‘"Look umpy," said Gibbs, "I'm retiring after this match and I've always wanted to be the first footballer ever to kick a goal in the nude."’
- ‘We crack some tinnies, and if it turns cold we go inside to watch the replays on the telly and abuse the umpy.’
- ‘The umpy was said to be as blind as ever.’
- ‘The Pies won this game even though the umpies were determined they were going to give it to the Eagles.’
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