tailgate party

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of tailgate party

US
: a social gathering in which food and drinks are served at or near the back end of a parked vehicle (such as a pickup truck) that usually occurs in a parking lot before or after a public event (such a football game or concert)

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1958

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