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