[ pree-geym ]
/ ˈpriˌgeɪm /


of, relating to, or happening in the period just before a sports game: The coach was interviewed in a pregame broadcast.
noting or relating to the consumption of liquor before attending a party or other event: pregame drinking.


an event or broadcast relating to and occurring just before a sports game: Thirty people attended the pregame.

verb (used with or without object), pre·gamed, pre·gam·ing.

to drink liquor before going to (a party, game, or other event): We pregamed at my house to save some money.

Nearby words

  1. preform,
  2. preformation,
  3. prefrontal,
  4. prefrontal area,
  5. prefrontal lobotomy,
  6. preganglionic,
  7. preganglionic motor neuron,
  8. preggers,
  9. preggo,
  10. preggy

Origin of pregame

First recorded in 1910–15; pre- + game1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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