keg·​ger | \ ˈke-gər How to pronounce kegger (audio) \

Definition of kegger

: a party featuring one or more kegs of beer

called also keg party

Examples of kegger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hours after her ex’s new girlfriend jumps her at a kegger in the woods, Erin’s body turns up in a nearby creek. Judy Berman, Time, "Kate Winslet's Mare of Easttown Is the Rare Crime Drama That Cares About Its Characters," 16 Apr. 2021 This mysterious liquid-to-solid transition is more like teenagers caught at a kegger: frozen exactly in place, with no order whatsoever. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Discover a New State of Matter: Liquid Glass," 6 Jan. 2021 Even more cringeworthy are the exhumations of other ’80s and ’90s subcultures: pentagrams drawn on Trapper Keepers, unwieldy tubs of muscle powder, whiteboy ciphers drowning out Fugees CDs at backyard keggers in the ramifying burbs. New York Times, "Ben Lerner’s ‘The Topeka School’ Revisits the Debates of the ’90s," 3 Oct. 2019 WeWork, the office-sharing, kegger-hosting phenomenon that has redefined the modern workspace, is also raising the bar for how much money a startup can lose and still be considered a buzzy investment. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "WeWork IPO filing shows it's losing nearly $5,200 per customer," 14 Aug. 2019 No one who was involved wanted to go through that again — except for maybe the media outlets that guzzled down all that advertising money like a college freshman at a kegger. Jon Chesto,, "Cumberland Farms files ballot question to lift cap on liquor licenses," 8 Aug. 2019 Since it was created in the early ’70s, the red Solo plastic cup has become synonymous with good times, backyard picnics, frat-house keggers, tailgating. Christopher Borrelli,, "That red plastic cup is a Chicago original. Proceed to party.," 29 June 2018 Or just stick to a beverage in the red cups waiting at the table that are reminiscent of a college kegger. Richard Tribou,, "Norwegian Bliss carves up unique space in the cruise ship crowd," 11 May 2018 Paul and Denise were still young enough to know what teenagers did in Worcester, about the keggers down in Burncoat Park, about what went on all night after the senior prom. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of kegger

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kegger was circa 1955

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27 Apr 2021

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“Kegger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kegger

US, informal : a party at which people drink beer from a keg

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