weak side

weak side
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week sahyd]
    • /wik saɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week sahyd]
    • /wik saɪd/

Definitions of weak side words

  • noun weak side the side of the offensive line opposite the side with the tight end, thereby the side having the smaller number of players. 1
  • noun weak side the side of the court with fewer players 0
  • noun weak side the side of a formation with fewer players: on offense, it is often the side opposite to the side of the tight end 0

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Origin of weak side

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Weak side


weak side popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

weak side usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weak side

noun weak side

  • blind side — the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline

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