ad·​ver·​game | \ ˈad-vər-ˌgām How to pronounce advergame (audio) \
plural advergames

Definition of advergame

: a game that uses advertising techniques to promote a product or service The advertisements took the form of TV and in-theater ads, Internet advergames, specially marked packaging, prizes, premiums and in-store displays.— Bob Dart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 30 July 2008

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of advergame

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advergame

adver- (in advertise, advertisement) + game entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about advergame

Time Traveler for advergame

Time Traveler

The first known use of advergame was in 2000

See more words from the same year

Statistics for advergame

Cite this Entry

“Advergame.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

Comments on advergame

What made you want to look up advergame? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing steady, earnest care and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!