[ 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.

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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