Definition of kegger in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkeɡər/ /ˈkɛɡər/


  • 1US informal A large party at which beer is served from a keg, typically attended by students or young people.

    • ‘I went to a fraternity kegger’
    • ‘Sleeping in a one-bedroom apartment with fraternity keggers going on outside is good for pampered big leaguers, anyway.’
    • ‘They are 22-year-old college students who should be studying for finals and going to keggers.’
    • ‘He wouldn't look at all out of place at a campus kegger.’
    • ‘That night we heard rumor of a kegger in a nearby small town.’
    • ‘One of the students in his hall was having a small kegger with whatever he'd managed to sneak past the Resident Hall Assistant.’
    • ‘And the post-prom kegger was the wildest of the year, even by Cliff's standards.’
    • ‘They'll deny it to the day they die, but if my parents met any other way than by stumbling drunkenly into each other at some kegger, I'll eat my shoe.’
    • ‘I had a different set of values, and I wasn't really content with going to the Friday night kegger.’
    • ‘Also, at your first kegger you may not like beer.’
    • ‘If you want to host a kegger against your roommates' wishes, don't do it!’
    • ‘So if anyone out there is thinking of throwing a kegger, I urge you to remember this event and think twice about where you go.’
    • ‘The party started as a sober event but that's boring, so now, like so many keggers, it is riddled with intoxicants.’
    social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée, social
    1. 1.1A keg of beer.
      ‘they buy keggers for their parties’
      • ‘Skye was a devout opposer of alcoholic beverages and spent much of her time at the parties lecturing on how they were all breaking the underage drinking law with the keggers that were faithfully donated every night.’
      • ‘Oh, and there will be beer, too - a kegger, actually - if the promise of skimpy costumes is not enough of a draw.’
      • ‘Then, and only then, can we all crack open a kegger and enjoy the results.’
      • ‘Now where's that kegger you were talking about?’


1970s from keg+ -er.



/ˈkeɡər/ /ˈkɛɡər/