pregame

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pregame

1. adjective Relating to the activities that precede the start of a sporting event. A six-hour pregame show is a bit excessive, isn't it? The pregame skate starts half an hour before game time.
2. verb, slang To drink alcohol before a social event, typically one where alcohol will also be consumed. Where can we pregame before the reception starts? We're trying to save money by pregaming before going to the bar.
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"Pregaming" or "pre-loading" is what college students call the practice of drinking alcohol in a private setting prior to attending an organized event or social activity where alcohol might or might not be served.
The 2006 Word of the Year runners-up include DRM (digital rights management), CSA (community-supported agriculture), dwarf planet, fishapod, funner, elbow bump, pregaming, ghostriding and Islamofascism.