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See also: pre-game


Alternative forms[edit]


pre- +‎ game


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. Taking 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.