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Why is basket the correct French word for the English basketball ?

Mike L.A1Kwiziq community member

Why is basket the correct French word for the English basketball ?

Why basket, not basketball ?

Asked 3 years ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Basket (abbreviation), basket-ball and, after 1990 rectifications, basketball are all correct French - Larousse, Robert dico en ligne, and Académie-française dictionary.

SUPREET S.Kwiziq community member

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SUPREET S.Kwiziq community member

idk

Aryan S.A1Kwiziq community member

because basket is how we say basketball in French

Why is basket the correct French word for the English basketball ?

Why basket, not basketball ?

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