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tailgate

1. tv. & in. to follow (someone) too closely in a car. That guy tailgating me is drunk, I think.
2. in. to have a tailgate party. We planned to tailgate before the game, but it was massively cold.

tailgate party

n. a small party held on the folded-down tailgate of a station wagon in a parking lot. (Something that is done before a ball game, concert, etc.) They had a tailgate party before the Bears game.
See also: party, tailgate
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One in six Americans over the age of 18 have tailgated in the past year, according to a survey by Weber-Stephen Products, the company that makes Weber grills.
When specifically surveying tailgaters -- defined as those who tailgated at least twice in the past year -- 27 percent cite the "rising cost of fuel" as the number one reason why they intend to host fewer tailgates in the coming year.
Last year it's estimated that more than 80 million people tailgated at events ranging from football games, to racing, to concerts.
reveals that one in every six Americans over age 18 has tailgated in the past 12 months, and, on average, they tailgated 3.