pregame = 'occurring before a scheduled meeting'

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Nov 11 14:12:50 UTC 2010

That extension suggest the etymological sense (also extended) of the noun "prelude"--or (as we might say more Anglo-Saxonishly) "foreplay."

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:54 PM

Another CNN hotshot describes "the pregame speculation" before the G-20
summit, particularly before conversations between the U.S. and China.


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