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tailgate party

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tailgate party

noun phrase

  1. An outdoor party or picnic, typically in the parking lot of a sports stadium, and served on the tailgates of station wagons
  2. A style of jazz said to resemble the early New Orleans sort (Jazz musicians)

[musical sense fr the fact that the tailgate of the band's wagon was left down to give slide-room for the trombone]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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