foregame

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fore- +‎ game.

Noun[edit]

foregame (plural foregames)

  1. An initial game plan.
    • 1905, Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Samuel Pepys, Augustus Arthur Perceval Egmont (Earl), Report on the manuscripts of the Earl of Egmont: Volume 1:
      I pray God hasten considerable supplies into Ireland, for if Ormond play not his aftergame better than he has his foregame for the good of the poor protestants there, he may live to repent it, and I hope will; [...]

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