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pregame (plural pregames)

  1. A social gathering of several friends who get together to drink before going out to a party or a sports game. The goal of pre-gaming is to "get a buzz" before going out for the night.
  2. A television show preceding a sports game wherein commentators discuss that game.
    • 2006, Greg Giesen, Ask Dr. Mac: Take the Journey to Authentic Leadership, page 43:
      "Hey sport, do you want to watch the pregame?" asked Justin.
    • 2007, Theo Gangi, BANg BAnG, page 26:
      Izzy had gone to the bar to catch the pregame.
    • 2012, Tony DiPardo, Tony Dipardo: Life, Love, Music and Football:
      At the first Super Bowl, the pregame featured the marching bands from the University of Arizona and Grambling University.


pregame (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to events that take place before, or in preparation for, a sporting event.


pregame (third-person singular simple present pregames, present participle pregaming, simple past and past participle pregamed)

  1. (slang) To consume alcohol prior to an event.