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pregame

[pree-geym]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or happening in the period just before a sports game: The coach was interviewed in a pregame broadcast.
  2. noting or relating to the consumption of liquor before attending a party or other event: pregame drinking.
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noun
  1. an event or broadcast relating to and occurring just before a sports game: Thirty people attended the pregame.
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verb (used with or without object), pre·gamed, pre·gam·ing.
  1. to drink liquor before going to (a party, game, or other event): We pregamed at my house to save some money.
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Origin of pregame

First recorded in 1910–15; pre- + game1
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