kegger

noun

keg·​ger ˈke-gər How to pronounce kegger (audio)
: a party featuring one or more kegs of beer

called also keg party

Examples of kegger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To help their kids navigate this difficult school year, many parents have made a choice to focus on sending positive rather than punitive messages in the hopes that their kids will make smart choices — even when they're tempted to go to a kegger or run around campus maskless. Lambeth Hochwald, CNN, 7 Oct. 2020 After some frosh hazing, the kids drive around, get high, look for something to do, hang out at a rec center, and eventually coalesce at a kegger out in the woods by an old light tower. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2023 Who wants a bachelorette party or a fraternity kegger in their backyard? Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 The event was billed as a GOP candidate open mic kegger, according to the website for United Republicans Green Valley and Sahuarita. Mike Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 14 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kegger was circa 1955

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“Kegger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kegger. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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