Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of loosey.

Etymologies

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By analogy with loosey, and by backformation from plural loosies.

Examples

  • Loose forward Liam Messam will assume the captaincy for the remainder of the campaign, after fellow loosie Sione Lauaki was entrusted with the job for the opening three matches when Muliaina was rested.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Foster didn't want to comment on what, if any, sanctions would be placed on the errant Lauaki until the police investigation had finished, but he admitted to being "grumpy" about another indiscretion from his talented loosie.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • A 70th minute break out from their own 10 metre line saw Province work their way down the left and their foray ended with an unconverted try by substitute loosie Pieter Myburgh near the corner flag.

    iac world news feed

  • Replacement loosie Steve Setephano took the direct route to the posts off a good run by Naoupo for a try to set up a rare chance of an attacking bonus point for the Highlanders.

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  • I think they have more depth and mongrel in that loosie line-up, compared to the Blues.

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  • Why this loosie-goosie thing has persisted in Canon's recent pocket cameras is a mystery.

    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Only openside John Barclay, who plays his fifth Test, is relatively untried while Thomson, making the eight appearance of his debut season, is the only All Black loosie with test experience.

    Planet Rugby News - Rugby Union News

  • In contrast Messam was a genuine ball player, a roaming loosie in the Zinzan Brooke mould.

    Planet Rugby News - Rugby Union News

  • Province loosie Burger was adjudged to have interfered with a Cheetahs jumper at a line-out and referee Phillip Bosch ordered the offender to the sin bin in the 29th minute.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • "We have big Danie as a loosie, which means if he comes on, he could be quite a devastating ball carrier.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

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